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The Paradoxical Rationality of Soren Kierkegaard

McCombs, Richard Phillip

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ISBN 10: 0253006473 / ISBN 13: 9780253006479
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2013. Hardcover. A fresh reading of Kierkegaard that engages an essential problem in the philosophy of religion - the difference between what is understood by reason and what must be taken on faith Series: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion. Num Pages: 264 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: HRAB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 236 x 164 x 31. Weight in Grams: 536. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780253006479

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Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Richard McCombs presents Søren Kierkegaard as an author who deliberately pretended to be irrational in many of his pseudonymous writings in order to provoke his readers to discover the hidden and paradoxical rationality of faith. Focusing on pseudonymous works by Johannes Climacus, McCombs interprets Kierkegaardian rationality as a striving to become a self consistently unified in all its dimensions: thinking, feeling, willing, acting, and communicating. McCombs argues that Kierkegaard’s strategy of feigning irrationality is sometimes brilliantly instructive, but also partly misguided. This fresh reading of Kierkegaard addresses an essential problem in the philosophy of religion―the relation between faith and reason.

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Richard McCombs teaches at St. John’s College in Santa Fe.

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