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  1. NA000

    Derrida K?

    Justice - Structural Violence Impact
  2. NA000

    Who Is Kirkegaard?

    1. The obvious remedy is to read more Kierkegaard before you post on a "who is Kierkegaard thread". 2. I still will hold that he explicitly and implicitly makes a distinction between religion and Christianity. They are not the same thing. A good example of religion is the movie "religiosity". It's all the rituals and symbols of Christianity with less of the faith and ethic of actual Christianity. His response to religion is a vehement critique of it. 3. Summarizing for clarity sounds like condensing an entire philosophers works, (something around 15 books), in a 200 word post; something that is an impossible task. 4. I define Religion as a philosophical attitude that responds to the idea of a God. The very fact that Nietzsche had to come to terms with the idea of God, and that that conclusion is part of the heart of his philosophy is a very religious notion. Christianity in the sense that Kierkegaard understood it was a special response to God that necessitates faith and a bunch of other things.
  3. NA000

    Who Is Kirkegaard?

    Yeah - That's what i was getting at. I think that he would reject that type of dogmatic Christianity. But i do think that for Kierkegaard the teleological suspension of the ethical is essential for the transition from the night of infinite resignation to the night of faith. In the beginning of fear and trembling he tells the story of Abraham. He is instructed to kill his son as a sacrifice, and at the last moment God stops him. The point is that for Kierkegaard the law of God requires purposelly suspending religious ethics. That's kind of a dangerous notion. In the minds of a murderer it could justify killing for a higher cause.
  4. NA000

    Who Is Kirkegaard?

    No. Your off the Mark in a Few key areas. 1st - I am not off the mark. You can criticize my writing style, but not the content. Also my writing style in that post was an attempt at Kierkegaardianism. Indirect communication is another idea that he is noted for. Irony, Pseudonyms, and Humor are all part of his literary style, and are essential components of his philosophy (e.g. his book about Socrates and Irony). 2nd - Soren Kierkegaard was blatantly anti-religious. Allot of his criticism of religion was that it was symptomatic of the Hegelianism of the time, that was composed of a rigid systems, that attempted to rationalize the ideal of a God. For him the idea of God was only accessible through a leap of faith, that requires a teleological suspension of the ethical. Something only the night of faith can do. In position to the Religiousness/Religiosity of the "Crowd", he presented a different kind of Christianity. (Paulinian Maybe?) 3rd - Your mixing up books, and attempting to sum up his philosophy without a rigorous reading. In "Either/Or", there is the religious character (The Priest). The Aesthete is a character in "Fear and Trembling", and he never makes the claim that 99% of people fall under that category. 4th - Nietzsche is very religious. His style is very biblical, and allot o his most noted ideas are about God. He's just not Christian, but like Kierkiegaard he doesn't like Hegel all that much, and constructs mythical characters which he thinks humans should aspire to. The "Superman" the "Night of Faith" ect, more parallels can be drawn but i not writing a freaking thesis. Also another important idea from Kierkegaard is that "Truth is Subjectivity".
  5. That's probably not true, but I'm not ruling that out as a posability. School me then. Do you just say "the will to power", "Nietschea", and "God is dead" whilst flailing your arms about for 8 minutes?
  6. NA000

    Who Is Kirkegaard?

    Note: I have only read a few of his books. He was a Danish Philosopher/Pyschologist, so he was Higie. He had a bunch of ideas/concepts. Some of which are: the leap of faith, teleology, and existential anxiety. He is considered to be the grand-father of existentialism. He was a Christian, but not in the sense of being a Religious Christian, which he believed was just part of the rable of the crowd (herd). He invented a few mythical charachters which he thought where good models for human behavior. In "Fear and Trembeling" there is the asthetic, the night of infinite resignation, and the night of faith, which is comparable to the "overman" in that sometimes he has to teleologicaly suspend ethics. To him these are only stages in lifes way. Eventually we have to make a choice to be one of these persons, or to be our own. He's influnced authors such as the German poets (arguably Nietschze, for sure Heidegger), allot of the existentialists (Sarte, ect), some post structuralists (Lacan, Derrida), and probably allot of other thinkers who don't site all there many sources. Walter Kaufman (Nietsztche translator) has written a few books about his philosophy. Can you use him in debate?: Probably if you read his books, and find one of his ideas that would be aplicable. IDK Joke?: I'm fairly sure Kierkegardians are of mild disrespute on this site, so don't ever try to be a hilarious bookbinder, or Johanas Silencio, or a Casanova, or to ironic, because most people will just be slightly pissed of that you made a joke at your own expense. All this stuff is just Absurd.
  7. Just use the search function on this site.
  8. What else do you expect from a supposed sooth-sayer wearing a ninja mask? It was just a joke.
  9. It really depends on what your trying to do with Nietzsche. If your just running a security K. Then run a security K with specific links. But don't call it Nietzsche, because it would just be a security K. A critique of difrernt forms of nihilism would be a good argument. There's passive, and active nihilism. One is debatably better than the other. IMO nihilism sucks any way you put it. It's just radical skeptisism and a rejection of causality.
  10. That makes to much sense. Someone should neg rep you and run back to the suburbs. Also http://plato.stanford.edu/ I would recommend starting with the oldest texts possible and slowly working your way to the newer stuff. So all the mythologies of different world cultures is the most logical starting point.
  11. Everyone hates on heel you mean. They all wish they could that hegelian.
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