Re: Just joined
Welcome to the group. I'm not familiar with that concept. Maybe you
can offer some quotes from K?
I'll be offline for a day or so. Hopefully not longer! Hope you'll
all discuss this topic without me. I'll catch up when I get back.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "iain3232000"
> Today I deceided that I would join this group, since I've a renewedin
> interest in the work and philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard. I have
> always found his works and approach to philosophy to be appealing.
> Just to give you some biographical info., I've taken a few courses
> existentialism and I'm majoring in philosophy. I cannot say that Iinterest
> have an extensive knowledge of Kierkegaard, or even an adequate
> knowledge of his thought. I do however, plan to foster this
> in Kierkegaardian thought and hope that I'll be able to have someone's
> great discussions with all of you.
> I noticed that in the previous messages Kierkegaard's theme of
> the 'knight of faith' was mentioned quite a few times. If I recall
> correctly, (I read 'fear and trembling' about three years ago, so
> it's been a while) the 'knight of faith' renounces both wish and
> duty, (in the universal/ethical sense) so that by going against
> duty to God one chooses the particular over the universal, and thusthe 'knight
> shows faith in God. (On a subjective level)
> An important and helpful distiction must be made between
> of faith' and the 'tragic hero'(.) Whereas the 'Knight of faith'the 'tragic
> renounces his objective duty, for a higher one, (which is faith in
> God, through the teleological suspension of the ethical)
> hero' is represented in a similar way: by renouncing wish and dutyat
> one level, but replacing it with another higher duty, yet remaining
> within the realm of the ethical or universal. (I believe that
> Kierkegaard used Socrates as a good example of the 'tragic hero') I
> think that this is an useful comparison.
> Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you all and hope that we can
> have some great discussions. sincerely, Iain.