A funny thing happened to me on the way to salvation: Climacus as humorist in Kierkegaard's concluding unscientific postscript

Religious Studies 33 (2):181-202 (1997)
According to James Conant, the 'revocations' made of the "Concluding Unscientific Postscript" and the "Tractatus" by their authors mean that we should view these texts as containing 'simple nonsense'. I firstly criticize the reading of the Postscript's 'revocation' which leads Conant to this conclusion. Next, I aim to show why we shall better understand the revocation's significance if we pay close attention to two factors: the pseudonymous author Johannes Climacus's description of himself as a 'humorist'; and, more importantly, what the text tells us about 'humour' as an entire existential life-view; one given much less attention in Kierkegaard scholarship than the much better-known 'aesthetic', 'ethical' and 'religious' views of life
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0034412597003806
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,169
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Kierkegaard's Case for the Irrelevance of Philosophy.Antony Aumann - 2009 - Continental Philosophy Review 42 (2):221-248.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Added to PP index

Total downloads
49 ( #109,521 of 2,191,873 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #288,547 of 2,191,873 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature