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Constantin Constantinus Gilles Deleuze Metaphysics Repetition Søren Kierkegaard

Is Repetition Ontological?

In my research, I’ve been confronted with the problem of whether or not “repetition” is meant to be a term describing reality as it is (an ontology) or something different. After reading an unpublished piece Kierkegaard wrote under Constantin Constantinus, I’m beginning to have serious doubts about the concept as an ontological option. The piece […]

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Friedrich Nietzsche Gilles Deleuze Metaphysics Motion Philosophy Søren Kierkegaard

Deleuze on Kierkegaard’s and Nietzsche’s Method

“In relation to [Kierkegaard and Nietzsche] we speak readily of an overcoming of philosophy. Furthermore, in all their work,movement is at issue. Their objection to Hegel is that he does not go beyond false movement—in other words, the abstract logical movement of ‘mediation.’ They want to put metaphysics in motion, in action. They want to […]

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Constantin Constantinus Hermeneutics Johannes Climacus Metaphysics Philosophy Repetition Søren Kierkegaard Sickness Unto Death Slavoj Zizek The Young Man

Developments in Studying Repetition

I’ve been reading quite a bit and feel like I’m inches away from cracking this slippery concept. A lot of my conclusions seem elementary now, but I’m glad to have gotten here. Here are some further developments I’m noting: In What Ways Repetition is Impossible: Reality can never have an exact repetition because every thing […]

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A Serbian Parable in Either/Or II

As a seminar at St. Olaf, we are reading through Either/Or part II right now. I realize it’s a cumbersome text, but to be honest I actually enjoy reading it more than many it seems. It’s not my first time through, but for some reason this parable either never struck me before or I unfortunately […]

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Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses Philosophy Religion Søren Kierkegaard Theology Writings

An Upbuilding Thought: Forget the Difference

  –Søren Kierkegaard, Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses, 141-142