Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses has 89 ratings and 4 reviews. Owen said: They weren’t kidding when they put Upbuilding in the title. I feel new neurolog. There is much to be learned philosophically from this volume, but philosophical instruction was not Kierkegaard’s aim here, except in the broad sense of. A few years after the publication of his six small volumes of upbuilding¹ discourses (), Søren Kierkegaard was faced with the question of whether to.

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Martin Heidegger, a century later, would remark that “there is more to be learned philosophically” from his upbuilding discourses “than from his theoretical ones—with the exception of his treatise on the concept of anxiety” from Being and Timecited by H. Caleb Benadum rated it it was amazing Apr 04, AfterKierkegaard continued to write, publishing most works under his own name.

Everyone, so it is to be understood, because everyone can be the one. And his strength comes out in this book in particular when he discusses phenomena of self-deception.

Craig rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Anna rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Please try again later. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: There is much to be learned philosophically from this volume, but philosophical instruction was not Kierkegaard’s aim here, except in the broad sense of self-knowledge and deepened awareness.

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Marianne Dyhrberg rated it really liked it May 26, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, completing a master’s thesis in on the topic of irony in Socrates. James rated it really liked it Jun 15, Contents The Expectancy of Faith.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In Kierkegaard began his dual authorship of pseudonymous writings on philosophical and theological subjects, and religious works penned under his kierkegaardd name.

Let us, then, foolishly assume that God in heaven resembles a weak human being who does not have the heart to deny eternal salvation to anyone, whether one desires it or not—indeed, so weak that he forces it on everyone, as it were, whether one wishes it or not.

They are discourses, not sermons, since he lacked authority.

Brett rated it it was amazing Jul 11, From the very beginning, I have stressed and repeated unchanged that I was “without authority. Others, however, make the reception doubtful to themselves by wishing for it, and even though they do not think they deserve the gift, such nevertheless is their attitude and goodwill toward the person through whose goodness they receive it; and even though they see that the goodness is a weakness, they conceal this from him and from themselves, feel justified and obligated to act this way, because thankfulness is the only expression of their relation to him, since it is a gift, and a gift it remains.

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The soul can obtain nothing through power; it is in the hands of an alien power. Some discourses I particularly enjoyed with short comments: Aaron Graham rated it really liked it Jan 02, Account Options Sign in. Most of the discourses have common elements.

The reason I have always spoken of myself as being without authority is that Discoursez personally have felt that there was too much of the poetic in me, furthermore that I feel aided by something higher, and also that I am put together backwards, but then, too, because I perceive that the profound suffering of my life and also my guilt make me need an enormous measure of Christianity, while at the same time I am fearful of making it too heavy for someone who may not need so great a measure.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Kierkegaard’s Writings, Vol Views Read Edit View history. Parallel to these, he wrote a series of shorter Edifying Discourses, quasi-sermons published under his own name.

But that, indeed, is not upubilding case. Kierkegxard Ship Orders Internationally. To ask other readers questions about Eighteen Upbuilding Discoursesplease sign up. The Expectancy of an Eternal Salvation. The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress.

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It stood there like a humble little flower under the cover of the great forest, sought neither for its splendor nor its fragrance nor its food value. The word “upbuilding” was more in line with Kierkegaard’s thought after disvourses, when he wrote Christian discourses about suffering [6] and later Christian deliberations about works of love.

Jun 03, Darrell rated it really liked it. In his journals Kierkegaard recorded the following. An upbuilding discourse is meant to persuade, move, soften and reassure.

discoursex But since the movement is to arrive at the simple, the communication in turn must sooner or later end in direct communication. Princeton University Press- Philosophy – pages.