Category Archives: Fear and Trembling

“Is there an absolute duty to God?”

This is “Problem II” in Fear and Trembling, and it takes its inspiration from Kant’s notion that a divine command overriding the obligations of ethics is a logical impossibility: one would always be more justified in doubting the supposed divine … Continue reading

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The teleological suspension of the ethical

“Faith,” writes K., “begins precisely where thinking leaves off” (p. 46). “The ethical as such is the universal…It rests immanently in itself, has nothing outside itself that is its telos, but is itself the telos for everything outside itself…the single … Continue reading

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Faith — Kierkegaard

To have faith is “to exist in such a way that my opposition to existence expresses itself at every moment as the most beautiful and most secure harmony with it” (Fear and Trembling, p. 42).

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“Infinite Resignation”

“Infinite resignation is the last stage before faith, so that whoever has not made this movement does not have faith. for only infinite resignatnion do I become transparent to myself in my eternal validity, and only then can there be … Continue reading

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