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Kierkegaard Concluding Unscientific Postscript

Author : Søren Kierkegaard
ISBN : 9780521882477
Genre : History
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A new translation of Concluding Unscientific Postscript, with an introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical contexts.
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Kierkegaard Concluding Unscientific Postscript

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ISBN : 9781139478779
Genre : Philosophy
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Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript is a classic of existential literature. It concludes the first and richest phase of Kierkegaard's pseudonymous authorship and is the text that philosophers look to first when attempting to define Kierkegaard's own philosophy. Familiar Kierkegaardian themes are introduced in the work, including truth as subjectivity, indirect communication, the leap, and the impossibility of forming a philosophical system for human existence. The Postscript sums up the aims of the preceding pseudonymous works and opens the way to the next part of Kierkegaard's increasingly tempestuous life: it can thus be seen as a cornerstone of his philosophical thought. This volume offers the work in a new and accessible translation by Alastair Hannay, together with an introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical contexts.
Category: Philosophy

The Adventure Of Weak Theology

Author : Štefan Štofaník (1976–2014)
ISBN : 9781438471952
Genre : Philosophy
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Štofaník provides a unique, personal reading of weak theology and tries to inhabit the gap between it and its “founder,” John D. Caputo. In this distinctive exploration of John D. Caputo’s work, Štefan Štofaník traces Caputo’s journey of philosophical discovery from his earlier, more conventional academic writings to his later, almost confessional works of weak theology and his deep engagement with Derrida. Štofaník draws upon Caputo’s life story to help explain sudden shifts in Caputo’s thinking, offers intricate readings of philosophical passages that have all too often been taken for granted, and joins in Caputo’s effort to find a theology that can be trusted and that does not rely upon dogmatic and hierarchical authority. At the same time, Štofaník subtly disagrees with aspects of Caputo’s view and turns to the work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as a way to suggest that one cannot take leave of the tradition of theology as easily as Caputo thinks. At times, The Adventure of Weak Theology reads like a letter to Caputo, and Štofaník’s own passion for theology, his deep understanding of Caputo’s work, and his gift for writing makes this an immensely appealing book for both admirers and critics of Caputo. “[Štefan] has read my work with extraordinary care and he has done so with a very acute ear for my authorial voice, this person whom I impersonate when I write, this persona I inhabit in my books. I am not sure if this fellow who appears in print is the real me or a put-on, the one who I really am or the one I want to be. Either way, he only emerges, or emerges best of all, when I write, and Štefan had a pitch-perfect ear for that voice. He didn’t miss anything. He caught it every time it was important.” — from the Afterword by John D. Caputo
Category: Philosophy

Becoming A Self

Author : Merold Westphal
ISBN : 1557530890
Genre : Philosophy
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Becoming a Self provides a reader's guide to the book often taken to be Soren Kierkegaard's most important contribution to philosophy and theology. Merold Westphal includes the portion of Kierkegaard's text that develops his infamous thesis that truth is subjectivity and offers a dose reading of the entire text of Postscript. He also locates the text in Kierkegaard's authorship, with special attention to the theory of stages; in the debate with Hegel; and in the conversations that make up contemporary postmodern philosophy. This is an eminently successful piece of work and just the sort of thing we have come to expect from Merold Westphal. The text is a lucid, lively, humorous, readable, brisk, judicious commentary in American English from which students on many levels will profit. -- John D. Caputo, Villanova University
Category: Philosophy

Kierkegaard S Concluding Unscientific Postscript

Author : Rick Anthony Furtak
ISBN : 9781139491686
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Søren Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript has provoked a lively variety of divergent interpretations for a century and a half. It has been both celebrated and condemned as the chief inspiration for twentieth-century existential thought, as a subversive parody of philosophical argument, as a critique of mass society, as a forerunner of phenomenology and of postmodern relativism, and as an appeal for a renewal of religious commitment. These 2010 essays written by international Kierkegaard scholars offer a plurality of critical approaches to this fundamental text of existential philosophy. They cover hotly debated topics such as the tension between the Socratic-philosophical and the Christian-religious; the identity and personality of Kierkegaard's pseudonym 'Johannes Climacus'; his conceptions of paradoxical faith and of passionate understanding; his relation to his contemporaries and to some of his more distant predecessors; and, last but not least, his pertinence to our present-day concerns.
Category: Philosophy

The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy And Poetry

Author : Raymond Barfield
ISBN : 9781139497091
Genre : Philosophy
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From its beginnings, philosophy's language, concepts and imaginative growth have been heavily influenced by poetry and poets. Drawing on the work of a wide range of thinkers throughout the history of Western philosophy, Raymond Barfield explores the pervasiveness of poetry's impact on philosophy and, conversely, how philosophy has sometimes resisted or denied poetry's influence. Although some thinkers, like Giambatista Vico and Nietzsche, praised the wisdom of poets, and saw poetry and philosophy as mutually beneficial pursuits, others resented, diminished or eliminated the importance of poetry in philosophy. Beginning with the famous passage in Plato's Republic in which Socrates exiles the poets from the city, this book traces the history of the ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry through the works of thinkers in the Western tradition ranging from Plato to the work of the contemporary thinker Mikhail Bakhtin.
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The Origins Of Life

Author : Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
ISBN : 9789401140584
Genre : Philosophy
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Understanding life through its origins reveals the groundwork underlying the differentiations of its autonomous generative matrixes. Following the primogenital matrix of generation, the three generative matrixes of the specifically human sense of life establish humanness within the creative human condition as the existential sphere of sharing-in-life.
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Barth And Dostoevsky

Author : P. H. Brazier
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131755543
Genre : Religion
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A work of historic and systematic theology, Barth and Dostoevsky, examines the influence of the Russian writer and prophet Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on the Swiss theologian Karl Barth. This is a study that demonstrates that the writings of Dostoevsky affected the development of the theology of Karl Barth. This was an influence mediated by his friend and colleague Eduard Thurneysen and was in the form of a key element of Barth's thought: his understanding of sin and grace. Therefore, this study explicates first, the reading of Dostoevsky by Barth, 1915-1916, and the influence on this understanding of sin and grace; second, a study of Eduard Thurneysen in so far as his life and work complements and influences Barth; third, Barth's illustrative use of Dostoevsky, around 1918-1921, the period of the rewriting of his seminal commentary on Romans--""the bombshell on the playground of the theologians,"" as Karl Adams put it. ""This is a fascinating and thoroughly informed study of a largely uncharted topic in the history of theology, which illuminates not only Barth and his development but also the intellectual context in which his thought took shape."" --John Webster, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Aberdeen ""It is one thing to demonstrate coincidence of ideas, citations, illustrative use, and even appreciative acknowledgment, yet it is notoriously hard to establish influence or dependence. This is a painstaking and persuasive attempt in this direction which, at very least, establishes an influence in Barth's initial rejection of Liberalism, alongside other influences, that too often has been overlooked or dismissed too quickly."" --John E. Colwell, Tutor in Christian Doctrine and Ethics and Director of Post Graduate Research, Spurgeon's College, London ""References to Dostoevsky in Barth's work, while occasionally noted, have never been explored in depth. Paul Brazier corrects that oversight and provides us with a meticulous and fascinating account of Dostoevsky's impact upon Barth's early theology, especially his theology of sin and grace."" --Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Originally trained in the fine arts in the 1970s and having taught extensively, Paul Brazier holds degrees in Systematic Theology from King's College London, where he completed his PhD on Barth and Dostoevsky. He is the editor of Colin E. Gunton's The Barth Lectures (2007) and The Revelation and Reason Seminars (2008).
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Kierkegaard On Politics

Author : Barry Stocker
ISBN : 9781137372321
Genre : Philosophy
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This investigation of Kierkegaard as a political thinker with regard to the Danish context, and to his place in the history of political thought, deals with the more direct discussion of politics in Kierkegaard, and the ways in which political ideas are embedded in his literary, aesthetic, ethical, philosophical ,and religious thought.
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Revelation And Reason

Author : Colin E. Gunton
ISBN : UVA:X030471326
Genre : Religion
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Colin Gunton was a world renowned scholar, systematic theologian and Reformed Church minister. Revelation and Reason is an in-depth analysis, derived from the annual lecture/seminar course he gave to MA students at Kings College London. Approximately one
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