By Rick Anthony Furtak
Søren Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript has provoked a full of life number of divergent interpretations for a century and a part. it's been either celebrated and condemned because the leader notion for twentieth-century existential suggestion, as a subversive parody of philosophical argument, as a critique of mass society, as a forerunner of phenomenology and of postmodern relativism, and as an allure for a renewal of non secular dedication. those new essays written by way of foreign Kierkegaard students provide a plurality of severe ways to this basic textual content of existential philosophy. They hide hotly debated issues similar to the strain among the Socratic-philosophical and the Christian-religious; the identification and character of Kierkegaard's pseudonym 'Johannes Climacus'; his conceptions of paradoxical religion and of passionate figuring out; his relation to his contemporaries and to a few of his extra far away predecessors; and, final yet no longer least, his pertinence to our present-day issues.