October 01

“The Socratic ignorance is the expression for the objective uncertainty; the inwardness of the existing individual is the truth. To anticipate here what will be developed later, let me make the following remark: the Socratic ignorance is an analogue to the category of the absurd, only that there is still less objective certainty in the repellent effect that the absurd exercises. It is certain only that it is absurd, and precisely on that account it incites to an infinitely greater tension in the corresponding inwardness.”

~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postscript To The “Philosophical Fragments” (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus