October 10

“When Socrates believed that there was a God, he held fast to the objective uncertainty with the whole passion of his inwardness, and it is precisely in this contradiction and in this risk, that faith is rooted. Now it is otherwise. Instead of the objective uncertainty, there is here a certainty, namely, that objectively it is absurd; and this absurdity held fast in the passion of inwardness, is faith. The Socratic ignorance is like a witty jest in comparison with the earnestness of facing the absurd; and the Socratic existential inwardness is like Greek lightmindedness in comparison with the grave strenuosity of faith.”
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~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postscript (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

December12

“Leaping is the accomplishment of a being essentially earthly, one who respects the earth’s gravitational force, since the leaping is only momentary. But flying carries a suggestion of being emancipated from telluric conditions, a privilege reserved for winged creatures, and perhaps also shared by the inhabitants of the moon–and there perhaps the System will first find its true readers.”
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~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postcript (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

October 07

“Philosophy teaches that the way is to become objective, while Christianity teaches that the way is to become subjective, i.e. to become a subject in truth. Lest this should seem a mere dispute about words, let me say that Christianity wishes to intensify passion to its highest pitch; but passion is subjectivity, and does not exist objectively.”
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~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postcript (1846)

June 27

“Persistent striving is the ethical life view of the existing subject.”
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~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postscript (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

June 26

“What the conception of God or an eternal happiness is to effect in the individual is, that he transform his entire existence in relation thereto, and this transformation is a process of dying away from the immediate. This is slowly brought about, but finally he will feel himself confined within the absolute conception of God; for the absolute conception of God does not consist in having such a conception en passant, but consists in having the absolute conception at every moment.”
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~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postscript (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus

October 11

“Persistent striving is the ethical life view of the existing subject.”
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~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postscript (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

October 10

“When Socrates believed that there was a God, he held fast to the objective uncertainty with the whole passion of his inwardness, and it is precisely in this contradiction and in this risk, that faith is rooted. Now it is otherwise. Instead of the objective uncertainty, there is here a certainty, namely, that objectively it is absurd; and this absurdity held fast in the passion of inwardness, is faith. The Socratic ignorance is like a witty jest in comparison with the earnestness of facing the absurd; and the Socratic existential inwardness is like Greek lightmindedness in comparison with the grave strenuosity of faith.”
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~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postscript (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

June 27

“Persistent striving is the ethical life view of the existing subject.”
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~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postscript (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

June 26

“What the conception of God or an eternal happiness is to effect in the individual is, that he transform his entire existence in relation thereto, and this transformation is a process of dying away from the immediate. This is slowly brought about, but finally he will feel himself confined within the absolute conception of God; for the absolute conception of God does not consist in having such a conception en passant, but consists in having the absolute conception at every moment.”
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~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postscript (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard using the pseudonym Johannes Climacus

October 10

“When Socrates believed that there was a God, he held fast to the objective uncertainty with the whole passion of his inwardness, and it is precisely in this contradiction and in this risk, that faith is rooted. Now it is otherwise. Instead of the objective uncertainty, there is here a certainty, namely, that objectively it is absurd; and this absurdity held fast in the passion of inwardness, is faith. The Socratic ignorance is like a witty jest in comparison with the earnestness of facing the absurd; and the Socratic existential inwardness is like Greek lightmindedness in comparison with the grave strenuosity of faith.”
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~Source: Concluding Unscientific Postscript (1846)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

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