Kierkegaard, edited and translated by Alastair Hannay

Many of the readers who flock to Søren Kierkegaard are members of the philosophy guild. The Kier­kegaard book of choice for most of these aficionados is the ironically titled Concluding Unscien­tific Postscript. It is in this sprawling 500-plus-page addendum to the slim and taut Philosophical Fragments that the Danish Socrates tenders his critique of objectivity and makes his most tightly (though still obliquely) reasoned case that reason and knowledge can take us only so far in life—or at least in the life of the spirit.

 

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