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Kierkegaard and the Knowledge of God
Kierkegaard and the Knowledge of God

Author(s): Valentin-Petru Teodorescu
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Scientia Moralitas Research Institute
Keywords: fideism, arguments; knowledge; externalism; egalitarianism; future
Summary/Abstract: Contrary to the common opinion that Kierkegaard is a fideist, there are in fact good proofs that he offers arguments (of an ethical and existential nature) in favor of the belief in God’s existence. However, this type of philosophical justification is not classical. Evaluated through the categories of modern epistemology it may be called rather externalist than internalist. The advantage of this approach to the problem of the arguments for God’s existence is its egalitarian, eliberating and formative consequences. In addition to that, a result of this view on the belief in God (and the knowledge of his attributes) is the fact that they do not seem to depend in any way by the contingent developments of science or society; therefore, they cannot be affected and eventually deteriorated by these factors.

  • Page Range: 105-127
  • Page Count: 23
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English