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Cursory allusions to the relation among Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein are universal within the philosophical literature, yet there was little within the manner of great and accomplished observation at the dating in their principles. Genia Schönbaumsfeld closes this hole and provides new readings of Kierkegaard's and Wittgenstein's conceptions of philosophy and non secular belief.

Chapter one files Kierkegaard's impression on Wittgenstein, whereas chapters and 3 offer trenchant criticisms of 2 in demand makes an attempt to check the 2 thinkers, these by means of D. Z. Phillips and James Conant. In bankruptcy 4, Schönbaumsfeld develops Kierkegaard's and Wittgenstein's concerted criticisms of the "spaceship view" of faith and defends it opposed to the typical fees of "fideism" and "irrationalism".

As good as contributing to modern debate approximately how you can learn Kierkegaard's and Wittgenstein's paintings, A Confusion of the Spheres addresses concerns which not just drawback students of Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard, yet a person drawn to the philosophy of faith, or the moral elements of philosophical perform as such.

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All these intractable thoughts about ‘paradox’, the eternal meaningfulness of a historical state of affairs etc. However, if instead of saying ‘belief in Christ’ you say ‘love of Christ’, then the paradox vanishes, the vexation of the understanding ceases . . , 62. ⁷¹ See James Conant, ‘Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein and Nonsense’, in Ted Cohen, Paul Guyer and Hilary Putnam (eds), Pursuits of Reason (Lubbock, TX: Texas Technical University Press, 1993), 195–224. ⁷² For a detailed discussion of this point, see chapter 3.

D. P. Lee, ‘Wittgenstein 1929–31’, Philosophy 54 (1979): 218. ⁵⁷ This includes discussion of obviously Kierkegaardian themes, even where Kierkegaard is not mentioned directly by name. Kierkegaard’s Influence on Wittgenstein’s Thought 23 his lifetime. His second major work, the Philosophical Investigations,⁵⁸ was published posthumously in 1953 and throughout his lifetime Wittgenstein remained dissatisfied with the book he kept attempting to write and which, apart from the first part, remained fragmentary.

Adolph Adler was a Danish theologian, pastor and writer who claimed to have had a revelation from Christ and was dismissed from office on the grounds that he was not of sound mind. ³ In this chapter I will be dealing almost exclusively with the affinities between Kierkegaard and the ‘later’ Wittgenstein; points of contact between Kierkegaard and the Tractatus, as well as the question of how these relate to Wittgenstein’s later work, will be discussed in the next one. ⁴ ‘Symmetry’ does not imply ‘identity’.

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