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This article provides basic research into the construction of the category of subjectivity in Søren Kierkegaard's writings. Throughout his writings subjectivity does not acquire a solid definition, however, it may be inferred to roughly mean a person’s individual continuous dialogue with one’s own consciousness with the purpose of learning the ultimate truth (God as an absolute within oneself). The Danish philosopher addresses the afore mentioned category to place a person into the center of philosophical thought which marks the turn to the non-classical rational philosophy of the second half of the 19th century. Testing the limits of both philosophy and literature Kierkegaard resorts to multiple authorship by splitting the narrators of his texts with the purpose of introducing several points of view of the same issue. Kierkegaard’s novel approach to explaining the way subjectivity functions within an interpersonal dimension relies heavily on the methodology developed by “the wisest man alive” – ancient Greek philosopher Socrates. Among other things, Kierkegaard incorporates the notions of irony, aporia, maieutic, and uses them as valid tools in his search for the truth. 

Ключові слова

multiple subjectivity; irony; self; game; irony; aporia; maieutic



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