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Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian$
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David R. Law

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263364

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.001.0001

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Truth

Truth

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(p.90) 4 Truth
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Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian
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DAVID R. LAW

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263364.003.0004

This chapter examines various interpretations of Søren Kierkegaard's thesis that states that ‘subjectivity is the truth’. It reviews literature on Kierkegaard's theory of truth and discusses the scope and purpose of his concept of truth and the basic principle of his position. It analyses Kierkegaard's concept of subjectivity and objectivity and contends that his theory of truth was developed not on the basis of identity, but based on the existential division of thought and being.

Keywords:   Søren Kierkegaard, truth, subjectivity, objectivity, thought, being

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