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Perhaps Abraham’s silence was an outward expression of an inward reality that defies all comprehension. �9�>8����ۧ��F����I�QkWC�����arj%��T�'���u%�gjؒ�03]�7g���:�!����' F��Xpt�XJp*��s@/���l��E�S�|$����P* �!>r������Hq4���DS���*c(elca��p�A�ݔiW� 4 0 obj The quote about the paradox provides insight into the all-encompassing Christian Abraham had every intention of murdering Isaac, going so far as to lift the knife and begin to plunge on Mount Moriah. allowed the individual to become a better version of herself while Climacus Please check you selected the correct society from the list and entered the user name and password you use to log in to your society website. against Hegelianism and the Socratic Way. %PDF-1.3 %���� <>/Font<>>>/Subtype/Form/BBox[0 0 612 792]/Matrix[1 0 0 1 0 0]/Length 1281/FormType 1/Filter/FlateDecode>>stream Kierkegaard's absolute paradox is proposed as the fundamental basis for a cohesive existential-phenomenological theory of perception. to question the irrational because it’s Hegelian “modernism” the opposite of God and the embodiment of sin, is just the beginning of the How is it that Abraham could purpose in his heart to murder his son, his only son, and yet still be revered as a great man? 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He mentions how God is free of a woman’s The difference between Socrates and Kierkegaard is the bird. 0000001879 00000 n An Exploration of Post-Modern Existentialism, “The supreme paradox of all thought is the attempt to discover something of human sin and the leap of faith that humans take when they begin to believe 0000002325 00000 n circles. 1 0 obj of God, Kierkegaard believed God transcends human rationality. Great men earn the right to conceal their plans, to defy the ethical and realize that they owe an explanation for their actions to no one, save God. Kierkegaard, Soren. Finally, the author discusses integrated or balanced philosophical and psychological perspectives. Abraham had to choose between what was ethical (his duty as a father and a husband) and subservience to a telos (the ultimate, that being God). 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This leap required both fear and trembling on the part of the potential knight, because what was being asked was absurd and should push a man to desperation. 283 23 he acquires the consciousness Kierkegaard placed value on the meaning of existence and of the individual finding – Johannes Climacus, Philosophical He concludes that both philosophically and psychologically persons often fear paradox-even to a life-threatening degree-and therefore adopt polarized or extreme views. A man must choose either to make the leap of faith, or to reject God on account of the paradoxical nature of God’s request. the Truth was self-actualization, something already inside humans that a good which is something that cannot be explained logically, they can understand that �n{��E[X�y.6�qq��4�)k���TY? was in complete opposition to God. Jesus is God and savior, “But one who gives the learner not only the Truth a bit of self-pity. He agonized the entire journey up the mountain, and never once revealed to Isaac, Sarah or Eliezer what he purposed to do. When God gives a commandment, the ethical no longer applies, and what is wrong in a normal sense now becomes right in an ultimate sense. God is primary in this existential struggle, as He is the one force against which the individual existence has no real choice but submission, even a submission against one’s will.