A Kierkegaard Anthology - Study Guide Chapter 6, Philosophical Fragments, or a Fragment of Philosophy Summary & Analysis

Robert W. Bretall
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Chapter 6 begins the works of the mature Kierkegaard which will hit their peak in two years when he publishes the Unscientific Postscript. The Fragments simply set the stage for this work. However, the work is still centered and helps to bring out the question Kierkegaard writes the Postscript to answer. He simply asks the question crucial for Christianity to survive modernity and gives no answer to it.

The question is this: "Is an historical point of departure possible for an eternal consciousness; how can such a point of departure have any other than a mere historical interest; is it possible to base an eternal happiness upon historical knowledge?" A simpler expression of these is the question of how much the Truth can be learned in this life. The Truth is outside...

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