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Re: Essential authors v Premise authors

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  • Kenneth
    Don, I immerse myself in SK many pages per week. I have no expectation of reaching satiation. I experience a qualitative distinction compared to reading most
    Message 1 of 12 , May 4, 2010

      Don, I immerse myself in SK  many pages per week. I have no expectation of reaching satiation.  I experience a qualitative distinction compared to reading most other authors.

      Kenneth


      --- In kierkegaardians@yahoogroups.com, "Don A" <don@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Kenneth you are very welcome. What do you mean by "reacted the way I
      > do?"
      >
      > don
      > --- In kierkegaardians@yahoogroups.com, "Kenneth" karmstrong@
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Don, Thanks for your efforts.
      > > Essential-author / Premise-author . . . It’s almost 2 years
      > > since I stumbled onto SK. So far I don’t know anybody else who
      > > has reacted the way I do.
      > > Kenneth
      > >
      > > --- In kierkegaardians@yahoogroups.com, "Don Anderson" don@ wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Kenneth, Lessing was as I understand it was primarily a playwright.
      > As
      > > far
      > > > as I know a little of his work has been translated to English.
      > > > guttenburg.org has several of his works most in German but a couple
      > in
      > > > English. attached are PDF's of a couple of pieces that are
      > translated
      > > and
      > > > reproduced in Love and Schmidt's trans. Of Schelling's
      > "Philosophical
      > > > Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom," as supplemental
      > > material.
      > > > K certainly read the Mendelssohn piece, the rest he probably did but
      > I
      > > do
      > > > not know for sure.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any questions I might
      > > respond
      > > > to.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Donald "Don" Anderson
      > > >
      > > > Email: don@
      > > >
      > > > Home Phone: 808-961-6460
      > > >
      > > > Cell Phone: 808-896-2545
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > PS I did very little editing of my scans.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > From: kierkegaardians@yahoogroups.com
      > > > [mailto:kierkegaardians@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kenneth
      > > > Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 11:38 AM
      > > > To: kierkegaardians@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Subject: [Kierkegaardians] Re: Essential authors v Premise authors
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > SK writes that the Essential Author...
      > > >
      > > > "has his own perspective, he constantly come behind himself in his
      > > > individual productions; he strives forward indeed, but within the
      > > totality,
      > > > not after it; he never raises more doubt than he can explain; his A
      > is
      > > > always greater than his B; he never makes a move on an uncertainty.
      > > For he
      > > > has a definite world-view and life-view which he follows, and with
      > > this he
      > > > is in advance of his individual literary productions, as the whole
      > is
      > > always
      > > > before the parts. Be it much or little he has hitherto understood by
      > > his
      > > > world-view, he explains only what he has understood; he does not
      > wait
      > > > superstitiously for something from the outside to turn up suddenly
      > and
      > > bring
      > > > him understanding, instruct him suddenly what he really wills."
      > > >
      > > > I dare say he describes his own authorship. I have been unable to
      > > locate a
      > > > work of Lessing's. I would like to read authors
      > > more-nearly-my-contemporary
      > > > who would fit the description. Do such exist?
      > > >
      > > > Kenneth
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In kierkegaardians@yahoogroups.com, "Kenneth" karmstrong@ wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > The dialectic is qualitative: Premise v Essential... The
      > subjective
      > > > > author might well ask "Do I compose this line as a Premise Author
      > or
      > > an
      > > > > Essential Author?"
      > > > >
      > > > > If one composes in hope of inducing a desired reward from the
      > > reader,
      > > > > can one be an Essential Author?
      > > > >
      > > > > Kenneth.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In kierkegaardians@yahoogroups.com, James Rovira jamesrovira@
      > > > > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Yes, that is a good question, Don. Would K consider himself an
      > > > > essential
      > > > > > author? I don't think he'd answer that question himself -- I
      > think
      > > > > that he
      > > > > > would believe each individual reader needs to answer that
      > question
      > > for
      > > > > him
      > > > > > or herself. The mere act of publishing means that you believe
      > what
      > > > > you've
      > > > > > written is worth being read...
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Jim R
      > > > > >
      > > > > > On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Don A don@ wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Kenneth, strictly speaking, I think the only one who really
      > > knows if
      > > > > she is
      > > > > > > an "essential author" is the author herself. K seems to
      > believe
      > > > > there are
      > > > > > > some clues to this and he dared to venture that Adler did not
      > > seem
      > > > > to fit
      > > > > > > the bill as well as his earlier questioning of Hans Christian
      > > > > Andersen along
      > > > > > > these lines. Adler did not because he confused speculative
      > > > > philosophy and
      > > > > > > revelation and Andersen was superficial as I understand it.
      > The
      > > > > question I
      > > > > > > would ask is, would K consider himself an "essential author?"
      > I
      > > > > think not
      > > > > > > considering how he spoke of himself as without authority.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Don
      > > > > > > \
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >

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