Studies in the Philosophy of Kierkegaard Author:E.D. Klemke In this volume the author examines some of the central problems and topics in the philosophical thought of Kierkegaard. In doing this he strives for three main goals: — (1) to correct various misinterpretations of Kierkegaard's writings; — (2) to analyze and clarify some of the chief concepts which appear in those writings; and — (3) to defend and ... more »unorthodox interpretation of Kierkegaard's views concerning the nature of religious language.
In connection with the last point, the author maintains that certain statements which seem to be about transcendent entities are actually to be interpreted as statements pertaining to the utterers of them and hence are about natural rather than supernatural phenomena.
This theme which is introduced in earlier chapters is developed at length in the pivotal fifth chapter. To support his view the author presents an interpretation of Philosophical Fragments and then cites passages from the Concluding Unscientific Postscripts which cohere with this interpretation.« less