He wrote about the ideal good versus the actual good that a single individual can do in the following way: On the other hand, it is not the nature of its movement to raise actuality up into ideality. Ethics points to ideality as a task and assumes that every man possesses the requisite conditions.
Mar 20, Gary rated it it was amazing Kierkegaard is a gifted writer. He writes what he wants because he knows he's saying something worthwhile and lets his reading public be darned if they can't figure it out. He reminds me of Melville. He'd rather sell almost no books and say something of value than sell many books but say nothing of value.
This book gets at why I read books. Nothing to me is more important than understanding who we are as human beings and Kierkegaard gives an understanding for that within this book.
He presumes th Kierkegaard is a gifted writer. He presumes the reader comprehends Hegel's "Science of Logic" and he writes in the style of Hegel's "Phenomenology", a style that involves thinking about the abstract by considering it within an abstract and then going towards a concrete.
A way of thinking about thought that I love. The book has multiple takeaways but to get there various concepts get thrown at the reader through the paradoxes that Kierkegaard always has lurking about in his books. The particular is not the universal and the universal needs the particular, or Adam is not the race but each man is a member of the race.
He takes this theme and plays with it and gets at the paradoxes that gives us our understanding. Every man is different but yet we think of them as part of a race or as humanity. Each individual is only like the others but is not the others.
Adam, the first man, or what we call a man, is part of the race. He'll say that 'the sensuous is not the sin but its the sinfulness that gives us the sin". The truths we believe are falsifications since the particular is not the universal nor the general the singular. There is a whole lot of Nietzschean thought floating around in this book.
He does talk about anxiety and he'll say that "anxiety is about nothing". That's a real theme he has within this book. It's the nature of being or existence or how do we deal with nothing and what does it mean.
He mentioned that one of the last acts of Christ was when a demon came up to him and said "what do you have to do with me" showing how the "anxiety for the good is demonic" since the demon believes Christ goodness should have nothing to do with him.
If this book was all I knew about Kierkegaard, I would think he was not religious because the way he frames his arguments and how he used the bible only to make his points. He's got a chapter on 'now' and what does it mean.
I found it way more illuminating than the modern book "Now:Noted Kierkegaard scholar, translator and biographer Hannay (Emeritus, Philosophy/Univ. of Oslo; Kierkegaard: A Biography, ) offers a new translation of a little-known but significant work () about the relationship between sin and anxiety.
''The Concept of Anxiety'' is a historical treatise on the concept of anxiety and its relation with the original sin as well as the concepts of Good and Evil. Kierkegaard examines those problems from the Christian perspective, though his approach to the Christian doctrine is quite differentiated from the formality of the official Christian dogma.4/5.
''The Concept of Anxiety'' is a historical treatise on the concept of anxiety and its relation with the original sin as well as the concepts of Good and Evil. Kierkegaard examines those problems from the Christian perspective, though his approach to the Christian doctrine is quite differentiated from the formality of the official Christian grupobittia.coms: 8.
Since he is both beast and angel, he can be in anxiety, and the greater the anxiety, the greater the man.” (Soren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety) In his book The Concept of Anxiety, Kierkegaard suggests our ability to feel existential anxiety emerges with the birth of self-consciousness.
The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Oriented Deliberation in View of the Dogmatic Problem of Hereditary Sin by Søren Kierkegaard 1, ratings, average rating, 66 reviews Open Preview. Søren Kierkegaard () The Concept of Dread Introduction In what sense the subject of this deliberation is a theme of inte-rest to psychology, and in .