Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 2 (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 12)
By Søren Kierkegaard
In Philosophical Fragments the pseudonymous writer Johannes Climacus explored the query: what's required so that it will transcend Socratic recollection of everlasting principles already possessed by way of the learner? Written as an afterword to this paintings, Concluding Unscientific Postscript is on one point a philosophical jest, but on one other it really is Climacus's characterization of the subjective thinker's relation to the reality of Christianity. right away ironic, funny, and polemical, this paintings takes at the "unscientific" kind of a mimical-pathetical-dialectical compilation of rules. while the flow within the previous pseudonymous writings is clear of the classy, the stream in Postscript is clear of speculative notion. Kierkegaard meant Postscript to be his concluding paintings as an writer. the next "second authorship" after The Corsair Affair made Postscript the turning aspect within the complete authorship. half one of many textual content quantity examines the reality of Christianity as an goal factor, half the subjective factor of what's concerned for the person in turning into a Christian, and the amount ends with an addendum during which Kierkegaard recognizes and explains his relation to the pseudonymous authors and their writings. the second one quantity includes the scholarly gear, together with a key to references and chosen entries from Kierkegaard's journals and papers.