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dc.contributor.advisorPenelhum, Terence M.
dc.contributor.authorStorozynsky, M. M.
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T22:22:56Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T22:22:56Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.citationStorozynsky, M. M. (1988). Existential pathos in Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/22712en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315466510en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/24211
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 82-85.en
dc.description.abstractIt goes without saying that Kierkegaard' s philosophy presents considerable difficulties. Nowhere is this more evident than in the literature concerning Philosophical Fragments and Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Without doubt the concept of Christianity set forth in these works challenges both philosophical and theological orthodoxy. Notions such as the Absolute Paradox, the leap of faith and the di vision of existence into three spheres are not explained easily. That his concept of Christianity does not admit of easy explanation usually is accounted for by the fact that reason cannot be brought to bear upon it. The present essay is an attempt to explain how it is possible for an individual to become a Christian given Kierkegaard's concept of Christianity. This is the task set forth by Johannes Climacus, Kierkegaard's pseudonymous author, in Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Rather than consider his concept of Christianity directly, consideration is given to the modes of existence which precede the Christian religious mode of existence. To this end a section of Concluding Unscientific Postscript, titled "Existential Pathos", will form the basis for this essay. Because it generally is held the individual cannot become a Christian by way of a rational choice, some means that is not grounded in rationality must be sought. Kierkegaard's account of an individual's dispositions toward his existence in a particular mode and toward eternal truth suggest another means. Ultimately, becoming a Christian must be seen as the outcome of an individual's understanding of himself in relation to existence and the ethical implications of this understanding.
dc.format.extentvi, 85 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccB 4378 E9 S76 1988en
dc.subject.lcshKierkegaard, Soren, 1813-1855. Concluding unscientific postscript
dc.subject.lcshExistentialism
dc.subject.lcshPathos in literature
dc.titleExistential pathos in Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/22712
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineReligious Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccB 4378 E9 S76 1988en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 676 520535147


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.