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A Short Life of Kierkegaard$
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Walter Lowrie

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691157771

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.001.0001

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The Postscript

The Postscript


(p.166) The Postscript
A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Walter Lowrie

Princeton University Press

This chapter provides some insights into the 1846 publication of Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript to the Philosophical Fragments. The book was the sequel to the previously published Philosophical Fragments (1844), a “thought project” which abstractly discusses the fundamental themes of Christianity. The Postscript, meanwhile, deals both discursively and profoundly with the philosophic problems involved in Christianity. Rather than embarking on an analysis of the Postscript, however, the chapter instead considers its publication history, the nature of the pseudonym Kierkegaard had taken on for both this work and its prequel, how it relates to the rest of Kierkegaard's oeuvre, as well as the treatment of the Postscript by other intellectuals.

Keywords:   Søren Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments, Postscript, thought project, Christianity, philosophic problems, publication history, Johannes Climacus

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