By Michael Strawser
Both/And is a brand new interpretation of Kierkegaard's writings which makes an attempt to make experience of a truly assorted authorship through providing a entire interpretation of either Kierkegaard's so-called aesthetic and his spiritual writings. Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) stands for a turning aspect in philosophy from a scientific philosophy - which, with its concentrate on objectivity, makes an attempt to put itself at the safe direction of technological know-how - to a philosophythat focuses its cognizance in subjectivity and overtly recognizes itself as fragmentary and provisional. Strawser examines Kierkegaard's works as spiritual, aesthetic/poetic, and philosophical and argues that irony runs via either the cultured and the spiritual works - certainly, Kierkegaard observed himself because the Magister of Irony. yet Strawser is going past those obstacles to attract within the interpretation of Kierkegaard's writing no longer a line which cuts off the classy from the spiritual, yet connects them. this is often what Strawser calls the road from irony to edification. This line is the road of both/and, the road of connection. Strawser addresses the not easy yet usual courting among Kierkegaard and postmodernism and provides fascinating probabilities. Strawser believes that modern postmodern philosophical issues reduction a serious examining of Kierkegaard, yet this type of interpreting must never be beaten via them. the sort of accomplished analyzing is what Strawser deals the reader in Both/And.