The Concluding Unscientific Postscript to the Philosophical Fragments is, as its name suggests, the sequel to Philosophical Fragments and is published under the pseudonym Johannes Climacus, but also credits Kierkegaard as Editor.
The work criticizes the limits of Hegelian Philosophy so far as it attempts to comprehend faith, as well as other traditions of ‘approximating’ to faith. It also discusses at length the subjective characteristics of truth.
In this work, Kierkegaard also confesses to having been the writer behind all of the pseudonymous works.
About the Kierkegaard series:
The quite ambitious plan is to read all of Kierkegaard’s works in the first period of his authorship (through his Postscript). If there is interest we will continue to whatever works after that the group wants to read.
Works Read up to this meeting: Either/Or (Victor Eremita, et al.), Two Upbuilding Discourses (Kierkegaard), Fear and Trembling (Johannes de Silentio), Repetition (Constantin Constantius), Three Upbuilding Discourses (Kierkegaard), Four Upbuilding Discourses (Kierkegaard), Two Upbuilding Discourses (Kierkegaard), Three Upbuilding Discourses (Kierkegaard), Philosophical Fragments (Johannes Climacus), Johannes Climacus or De Omnibus Dubitandum Est (Johannes Climacus), Concept of Anxiety (Vigilius Haufniensis), Prefaces (Nicolaus Notabene), Writing Sampler (A.B.C.D.E.F. Godthaab), Four Upbuilding Discourses (Kierkegaard), Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions (Kierkegaard), Stages on Life’s Way (Hilarious Bookbinder).
Reading Schedule (tentative):
Up to §2 The Church (Danish page 24)
Up to Part Two The Subjective Issue, The Subjective Individual’s… (Danish page 47)
Up to 3. Lessing has said that contingent historical truths… (Danish page 74)
Up to Section II The Subjective Issue, or How Subjectivity… (Danish page 104)
Up to second half of Chapter I Becoming Subjective (Danish page 132)
Up to Chapter II Subjective Truth, Inwardness; Truth… (Danish page 157)
Up to second half of Chapter II Subjective Truth, Inwardness… (Danish page 185)
Up to Appendix A Glance at a Contemporary Effort in Danish… (Danish page 212)
Up to second half of Appendix A Glance at a Contemporary… (Danish page 235)
Up to Chapter III Actual Subjectivity, Ethical Subjectivity… (Danish page 258)
Up to §3 The Contemporaneity of the Particular Elements… (Danish page 298)
Up to Chapter IV The Issue in Fragments: How Can an Eternal… (Danish page 313)
Up to A Pathos (Danish page 336)
Up to §2 The Essential Expression of Existential Pathos… (Danish page 375)
Up to second third of §2 The Essential Expression… (Danish page 401)
Up to last third of §2 The Essential Expression… (Danish page 426)
Up to §3 The Decisive Expression of Existential Pathos… (Danish page 458)
Up to B The Dialectical (Danish page 490)
Up to Chapter V Conclusion (Danish page 511)
Up to Appendix An Understanding with the Reader(Danish page 537)