By John W. Elrod
In this learn John W. Elrod demonstrates that Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writings have an ontological starting place that unites the disparate components of those books. The descriptions of different phases of human improvement should not absolutely comprehensible, the writer argues, with no an understanding of the function performed via this ontology in Kierkegaard's research of human existence.
Kierkegaard contends that the self is a synthesis of finitude and infinitude, physique and soul, fact and ideality, necessity and danger, and time and eternity. every one of those syntheses unearths a specific and targeted point of person being no longer disclosed within the others. half One indicates that ontology is vital to the dialogue of the self within the pseudonyms. the writer notes that spirit, as a synthesis of the expressions of the self, develops as recognition and freedom. partly he exhibits the connection among notions of being and life. He notes that lifestyles, in Kierkegaard's concept, grows out of the lifetime of the spirit; the various phases of life are concrete modes that increase within the spirit's striving to unify the self as a synthesis. those existential expressions of spirit are dialectically comparable, in that every step calls for the previous phases of non secular development.
Originally released in 1975.
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