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 some light reading

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Nov 20, 2001
Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling.

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After reading the opening panegyric and the first principal section, I think I understand tkatchev a lot better. Anyone else read it? Mr. Tkatchev, comments?

This is wonderful stuff. Thank Heavens fo texts online.


Holy Crap! (none / 0) (#1)
by Anonymous Reader on Tue Nov 20th, 2001 at 09:42:56 PM PST
I'm reading that, too! See? The Panegyric Upon Abraham is da shizznit (I also liked the part about boiled calf's head)! The edition I'm reading has a lot of biographical notes that show how much S.K. was laying his heart open in writing that book. I haven't hit the meaty philosophical stuff, yet. I'm still in the Preliminary Expectoration.

Does... (none / 0) (#2)
by tkatchev on Tue Nov 20th, 2001 at 11:22:27 PM PST
Does the book ramble on so much in real life, or is this just a crappy translation? My eyes hurt from trying to read it. Too many run-on sentences, it feels like I'm proofreading some high-school student's essay.

Peace and much love...

In that case... (none / 0) (#4)
by moriveth on Wed Nov 21st, 2001 at 03:20:47 PM PST
I highly recommend this terse volume of philosophy.

Damn, (none / 0) (#3)
by hauntedattics on Wed Nov 21st, 2001 at 10:45:06 AM PST
I haven't thought about the teleological suspension of the ethical since...well, since I had to read it for Intellectual History in undergrad. Ook. Maybe I'll print it out and take it with me for some light Thanksgiving holiday reading.

So, Ottawa, dude? Is the Rideau frozen yet or is it too early?

Kierkegaard & loginadequacy (none / 0) (#5)
by loginadequacy on Thu Nov 29th, 2001 at 01:59:09 PM PST
I only knew that Kierkegaard ran away from his own engagement. When he returned and decided to get married but it was too late. THAT sets the tone of all his writings in those later solitary years. It's sort of "loginadequacy" just like what i am aspiring to do here.


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