By John W. Elrod
In this learn John W. Elrod demonstrates that Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writings have an ontological beginning that unites the disparate components of those books. The descriptions of different phases of human improvement aren't totally comprehensible, the writer argues, with no an expertise of the function performed by way of this ontology in Kierkegaard's research of human existence.
Kierkegaard contends that the self is a synthesis of finitude and infinitude, physique and soul, truth and ideality, necessity and danger, and time and eternity. each one of those syntheses unearths a specific and distinctive element of person being now not disclosed within the others. half One exhibits that ontology is primary 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. partially he shows the connection among notions of being and lifestyles. He notes that lifestyles, in Kierkegaard's notion, grows out of the lifetime of the spirit; the several phases of life are concrete modes that advance 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 levels of non secular development.
Originally released in 1975.
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