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By Søren Kierkegaard

Alastair Hannay (tr.)

Writing below the pseudonym of Johannes de silentio, Kierkegaard makes use of the shape of a dialectical lyric to give his perception of religion. Abraham is portrayed as a good guy, who selected to sacrifice his son, Isaac, within the face of conflicting expectancies and in defiance of any possible moral common. The notorious and debatable 'teleological suspension of the ethical' challenged the modern perspectives of Hegel's common ethical procedure, and the pain person needs to on my own select 'on the power of the absurd'. Kierkegaard's writings have encouraged either smooth Protestant theology and existentialism.

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Now, the psychological phenomenological reduction is not the most radical one that can be performed. Within it, the objects of experience are reduced but not the acts. The acts are understood to belong to a really existing human consciousness. , not necessarily to a human mode of being conscious. ” This is a purely philosophical level of analysis and within the transcendental reduction one is able to intuit a non-worldly consciousness; a consciousness that is purified of all empirical influences.

A phenomenological approach aids in explicating the specific social, cultural and historical terms in which the designations of gender and ethnicity come to have different meanings and signifying capacities. Such an explication reveals variously contested boundaries of knowledge-production, and allows for a return to concrete world where meaning, culture, and history are embodied. The present work examines the study of gender and ethnicity as it has developed in relation to the postmodern and postcolonial challenges leveled against social science, and argues for an interdisciplinary and decolonial phenomenology that neither ignores the existential and embodied reality as experienced by those who are designated objects of scientific study, nor valorizes the experience of social objectification or dehumanization.

The father said that this passing had the quality of a sacramental act for him. It apparently did not for his son because while it initially seemed to the father that the son appreciated the chess set the same way that the father PHENOMENOLOGY: FROM PHILOSOPHY TO SCIENCE 49 did, it soon became apparent that the son wanted the chess set for very different reasons—he wanted the lead weights that were within the chess pieces. Initially, the father was quite disturbed, but later he said that he learned that even persons very close to him could have very different perspectives toward objects that he valued.

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