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    DescriptionThis volume contains a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators, of two works written under the pseudonym Johannes Climacus. Through Climacus, Kierkegaard contrasts the paradoxes of Christianity with Greek and modern philosophical thinking. In Philosophical Fragments he begins with Greek Platonic philosophy, exploring the implications of venturing beyond the Socratic understanding of truth acquired through recollection to the Christian experience of acquiring truth through grace. Published in 1844 and not originally planned to appear under the pseudonym Climacus, the book varies in tone and substance from the other works so attributed, but it is dialectically related to them, as well as to the other pseudonymous writings. The central issue of Johannes Climacus is doubt. Probably written between November 1842 and April 1843 but unfinished and published only posthumously, this book was described by Kierkegaard as an attack on modern speculative philosophy by "means of the melancholy irony, which did not consist in any single utterance on the part of Johannes Climacus but in his whole life...Johannes does what we are told to do - he actually doubts everything - he suffers through all the pain of doing that, becomes cunning, almost acquires a bad conscience. When he has gone as far in that direction as he can go and wants to come back, he cannot do so...Now he despairs, his life is wasted, his youth is spent in these deliberations. Life does not acquire any meaning for him, and all this is the fault of philosophy." A note by Kierkegaard suggests how he might have finished the work: "Doubt is conquered not by the system but by faith, just as it is faith that has brought doubt into the world!."


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    Title
    Kierkegaard's Writings: Philosophical Fragments, or a Fragment of Philosophy/ Johannes Climacus, or De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. v. 7
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sören Kierkegaard, Edited by Edna H. Hong, Edited by Howard V. Hong
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    Dutch; Flemish
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691020365
    ISBN 10: 0691020361
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
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    BIC subject category V2: HP
    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    DC22: 201
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    BISAC V2.8: REL070000
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 201
    DC20: 101
    LC classification: BL51 .K48713 1985, BL51.K4871
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAB, QD
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    21 November 1985
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    "The definitive edition of the Writings. The first volume ... indicates the scholarly value of the entire series: an introduction setting the work in the context of Kierkegaard's development; a remarkably clear translation; and concluding sections of intelligent notes."--Library Journal
    Back cover copy
    This volume contains a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators, of two works written under the pseudonym Johannes Climacus.