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Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling: "Problema II"

  • Feb 25, 2013 · 7:45 PM
  • East Village

This time we will discuss "Problema II." You may also wish to read the related selections in the Hong and Hong Supplement as well as related Biblical passages as footnoted in the Hong and Hong edition.

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  • Sharon G.

    Last night, lines from Problema II jumped out at me:
    " … only when the individual has emptied himself in the infinite, only then has the point been reached where faith can break through." (Hong&Hong, pg 69, near the bottom). What is this condition of "emptying" in order to "break through" to faith? The idea of movement/breakthrough is intriguing; I struggle to "understand" it - (but perhaps [like Silentio] not personally make the movement!). I really appreciated Berto's direct probing on how this ultimate individual, subjective movement is different from our more quotidian subjective individual emotional/psychological agitations. Is "emptying" a clue?

    Somewhere, in connection with "emptying", memory whispered the words "ketosis" or "kenosis." What surfaced in Google are:
    http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Philosophy/Religion/?view=usa&ci=9780199698639

    http://everything2.com/title/How+conatus+compels+divine+ketosis+through+a+radical+kenosis
    and others.

    February 26, 2013

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    Looking forward!

    February 19, 2013

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