Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Religion

Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Religion

by Louis Pojman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573093424

ISBN-13: 9781573093422

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

The plan of this study is founded on a hypothesis that there is an overall argument in the Climacus writings (and reflected and supported in Kierkegaard's private papers and other writings): 1) There are two opposing ways to approach the truth: the objective and the subjective ways, 2) The objective way fails, 3) Hence the only appropriate way to the truth

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The plan of this study is founded on a hypothesis that there is an overall argument in the Climacus writings (and reflected and supported in Kierkegaard's private papers and other writings): 1) There are two opposing ways to approach the truth: the objective and the subjective ways, 2) The objective way fails, 3) Hence the only appropriate way to the truth is the subjective way, 4) Christianity is the subjective way of life that meets all conditions for the highest subjectivity, 5) Hence Christianity is the appropriate way to reach the truth. The present work is sympathetically critical - always appreciative of Kierkegaard's genius but not always endorsing his arguments.

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ISBN-13:
9781573093422
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Bibliographical Note and Abbreviations
Ch. 1Introduction and Orientation1
1Kierkegaard's Life
2The Christian Purpose of Kierkegaard's Authorship
3Christianity and Philosophy in Kierkegaard's Early Papers
Ch. 2Kierkegaard's Phenomenology of the Stages of Existence29
1Kierkegaard's Conception of Human Existence
2The Stages of Existence
3The Aesthetic Stage
4The Ethical Stage
5Religiousness A
6Religiousness B
Ch. 3Attack on Objectivity65
1Kierkegaard as Philosopher
2A Critique of Rationality
Ch. 4The Failure of Objectivity: An Analysis of Book 1 of Concluding Unscientific Postscript89
1Faith and History
2An Evaluation of Kierkegaard's Critique of Objectivity
3Kierkegaard's Critique of Objectifying the Church
4A Critique of the Speculative Point of View
Ch. 5Subjectivity and Epistemology115
1The Domain of Subjectivity
2Kierkegaard's Epistemology
3Subjectivity and Truth
Ch. 6Faith and the Stages of Existence145
Ch. 7'Faith' in the Philosophical Fragments161
1The Climacus Writings
2'Faith' in the Philosophical Fragments
3A Critique of Kierkegaard's Volitionalism
Ch. 8'Faith' in Concluding Unscientific Postscript and Later Papers209
1'Faith' in Concluding Unscientific Postscript
2'Faith' and 'Hope' in Kierkegaard's Later Papers
Ch. 9A Justification of Christian Faith227
Ch. 10Kierkegaard on Faith and Freedom247
1An Exposition of David Wisdo's Critique
2A Defense of My Position
3Faith and the Stages of Existence
4The Possibility of a Christian Dialectical Philosophy
5Kierkegaard's Idea of Freedom
6Kierkegaard and Volitionalism
7Kierkegaard and Explanation
Ch. 11Replies to Objections on Epistemology and Logic273
1On the Nature of Kierkegaard's Epistemology: Reply to Steven M. Emmanuel
2Does Kierkegaard Believe the Idea of the Incarnation Contains a Formal Contradiction? A Response to Stephen Evans
Conclusion289
Appendix: Kierkegaard's Theory of Indirect Communication295
Selected Bibliography307
Index315

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