Kierkegaard

Kierkegaard - A. Stages on Life's Way 1. Aesthetic 2....

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1Core 250 SOREN KIERKEGAARD (1813-1855) "What I really lack is to be clear in my mind what I am to do , not what I am to know. .." ( PTD , p. 986) Study Questions: 1. What is subjective truth? In what ways is it superior to objective truth? How does it help us avoid the agony of decision making? 2. What are the three stages along life's way? How are Agamemnon and Abraham examples of the last two stages? 3. What does Kierkegaard reject in Hegel? Why? Is there anything he might accept? How does his critique of Hegel compare with Marx's? 4. Define the following: Aesthetic, Ethical, and Religious Stages; Objective Truth, Subjective Truth; Leap of Faith I. Biography A. His Father: Michael Kierkegaard B. Rebellion and Reconciliation C. Regina Olsen II. What Kierkegaard Stood Against: Two Basic Criticisms A. Hegel 1. 2. 3. 4. B. The Danish Lutheran Church
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III. What Kierkegaard Stood For: Two Basic Affirmations
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Unformatted text preview: A. Stages on Life's Way 1. Aesthetic 2. Ethical--Knight of Infinite Resignation 3. Religious--Knight of Faith B. Objective vs. Subjective Truth 1. The Agony of Decisions: Despair 2. The Unacceptable Cure for the Agony: Objective Truth a. Definition b. Historical Truths c. Speculative Truths d. Problems e. Examples f. Result 3. The Acceptable Cure for the Agony: Subjective Truth a. The Nature of Subjective Truth i. Metaphysically ii. Epistemologically iii. Examples b. Leap of Faith "Since truth can never confront a person objectively, it can be discerned only with the eye of faith, in the passion of inwardness on the basis of objective uncertainty. The paradoxical truth blocks the way to any direct apprehension with the senses or the intellect thus forcing the individual to inward appropriation." 4. Criticism and Response IV. Conclusion 1. 2. 3. 4....
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