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Author LinkMcCombs, Richard Phillip.
Title LinkThe paradoxical rationality of Søren Kierkegaard / Richard McCombs.
Distribution Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013]
©2013
Description xii, 244 pages ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Monograph GV
Series ( Indiana series in the philosophy of religion )
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-239) and index.
Contents Contents: A pretense of irrationalism -- Paradoxical rationality -- Reverse theology -- The subtle power of simplicity -- A critique of indirect communication -- The figure of Socrates and the climacean capacity of paradoxical reason -- The figure of Socrates and the downfall of paradoxical reason -- The proof of paradoxical reason.
Summary Søren Kierkegaard deliberately feigned irrationality in many of his pseudonymous writings in order to present a rational argument about reason and faith. Richard McCombs posits that Kierkegaard’s strategy of revealing the philosophical and religious underpinnings of his thought was both instructive and misguided. Focusing on pseudonymous works by Johannes Climacus and Anti-Climacus, McCombs discusses Kierdegaard’s irrationality and the manner in which it bolsters important truths about rationality. He reveals Kierkegaard striving for a single, integrated self that thinks, feels, wills, acts, and communicates with purpose. This fresh reading of Kierkegaard engages an essential problem in the philosolphy of religion - the difference between what is undertood by reason and what must be taken on faith.
Per.Sub. LinkKierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855.
Subject LinkFaith and reason -- Christianity.
LinkPhilosophical theology.

System Number 000676548
ISBN Link9780253006479 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link0253006473 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9780253006578 (electronic book)
Link0253006570 (electronic book)
Link9780253006578 (electronic book)

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