By Aloysius Martinich
This big anthology contains the main accomplished and authoritative choice of readings in analytic philosophy of the 20th century. It presents a survey and research of the foremost concerns, figures and ideas.
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Subjectivity led him to this conclusion against his will. He did not, according to Kierkegaard, have any 4positive merchandise' to provide the young men who turned to him. He hoped that beyond the point at which he was standing something positive existed, although he himself merely knew that he did not know. Not so with the Romantics. They lived in a different period, after Kant, who had been interpreted as demonstrating, by means of a system of transcendental idealism, that the entire objective world is nothing but a large question mark.
6 From the day of the "miracle," of the " e n o r m o u s joy," we find no doubts or hesitations in his faith in God and his love for him, regardless of the cruel crisis he was to undergo. The most difficult test occurred two years after his father's death, in 1840, when he annulled his engagement to Regine Olsen. Why did Kierkegaard break his engagement to the wornan he so loved and continued to love until his death that in his will he designated her as his heir and considered himself linked to her even after she had married another man?
We have seen that irony is infinite absolute negativity. The freed person recognizes neither a master ruling over him nor the dictates of objective truth. This was also Socrates' position. In Socrates' estimation, irony was a fate that had befallen him. The fate was not a house, in which he could or wished to reside; he had no choice, given the historical situation in which he was living. Subjectivity led him to this conclusion against his will. He did not, according to Kierkegaard, have any 4positive merchandise' to provide the young men who turned to him.
Analytic Philosophy: An Anthology (Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies) by Aloysius Martinich