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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Although this little book which is called “discourses,” not “sermons,” because eeighteen author does not have authority to preach”upbuilding discourses,” not discourses for upbuilding, because the speaker by no means claims to be a teacher wishes to be only what it is, a superfluity, and desires only to remain in hiding, just as it came into existence in concealment, I nevertheless have not bidden it farewell without an almost fantastic hope.

He possesses some kind of goods, and in the little circle that is the object of his solicitude everyone knows that in time he will distribute these goods to everyone. Two other discourses that might be of particular interest: Kierkegaard’s Writings, I, Volume 1: So, too, the time for deliberation is before action and is a kiekregaard, therefore, of putting all the factors properly in motion.

Four Upbuilding Discourses But I also saw, or thought Eigheten saw, how the bird I call my reader suddenly noticed it, flew down to it, picked it, and took it home, and when I had seen this, I saw no more p. Be the first to ask a question about Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses. These discourses are not the same as a sermon because a sermon is preached to a congregation while a discourse can be carried on between several people or even with oneself.

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But just as that which has been communicated the idea of the religious has been cast entirely into reflection and taken back again eightewn of reflection, so also the communication has been decisively marked by reflectionor the form of communication used is that of reflection.

An edifying discourse on love presupposes that people really know what love is and then seeks to win them for it, to move them.

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His later upbuilding works might be closer to religiousness B. JL Vanderhoek rated it really liked it Jun 28, I feel new neurological connections form as I read Kierkegaard’s words. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Though these works are religious in nature, they are not devoid of philosophy.

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Kierkegaard’s Writings, XV, Volume Hong translated diwcourses works again but called them the Upbuilding Discourses. 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.


If the soul were free in some other way, it would not be the self-contradiction in eightern contradiction between the external and the internal, the temporal and the eternal.

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Within Denmark he was isolated and often despised, a man whose writings had little impact in his own day or for a long time afterward. Some discourses I particularly enjoyed with short comments: Eddie rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Retrieved from ” https: As he later upbuildinf it in the posthumously published Point of View for My Work as an Author, the authorship was a systematic attempt to raise the question of what it means to be a Christian.

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This is one of Kierkegaard’s self-signed books, which basically means that it’s straight-forward and more devotional than creatively philosophical like his pseudonym writings. Two Upbuilding Discourses, Jun 03, Darrell rated it really liked it. Princeton University Press- Philosophy – pages. To ask other readers questions about Eighteen Upbuilding Discoursesplease sign up. Parallel to these, he wrote a series of shorter Edifying Discourses, quasi-sermons published under his own name.