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We've been reading Kierkegaard all wrong

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  • We've been reading Kierkegaard all wrong

    http://www.philosophynews.com/post/2...hen-Evans.aspx

    See above. He argues that too many people have been reading him under the lens of later thinkers like Sartre
    Last edited by LaplacesDemon; 05-06-2014, 09:42 AM.

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    Who is Sarte?

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    • #3
      Maybe we should move it to the philosophy thread.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RBerman View Post
        Who is Sarte?
        French existentialist philosopher. (I misspelled his name)

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        • #5
          This does seem more like a Philosophy thread. It would be helpful for you to summarize the interesting points you think the article makes. Otherwise you are asking other people to write at length on a complicated topic in which you yourself have invested nothing but a quick weblink.

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            Ok I think the main points are.
            K would agree with something like reformed epistemology.
            When K said faith contradicted reason , he didn't mean it contradicted logic or evidence , just that human beings had their faculties corrupted by sin and it was difficult to trust God because of that.
            K understood teh limits of human reason , but was not an existentialist is the mode of Sartre or other thinkers he was later associated with.

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            • #7
              I believe Kierkegaard overstates the 'Natural Signs' evidence for God, particularly a Christian God. I consider it overwhelmingly neutral.
              Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
              Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
              But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

              go with the flow the river knows . . .

              Frank

              I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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