Kierkegaard y el misterio: un elenco de pecadores y autómatas

Vanessa Rumble
1998 Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofia  
An arresting feature of Kierk e g a a rd's authorship is the disjunction pre s e n t e d t h e re between (1) the proclamation of individual autonomy and (2) the enduring desire for fusion with a natural, human, or divine other, which would confound any reliable determination of agency. On the one hand, we have K i e rk e g a a rd's exacting integrity, his insistence on freedom and the significance of choice, and, on the other hand, a powe rful appeal to a nostalgic immersion in one's
more » ... in one's surroundings, to a boundary -d e s t roying moment of absorption in the Ot h e r. Certainly both elements have their place in traditional formulations of religious life and religious experience, but, in Kierk e g a a rd's pseudonymous production, the combination is at times incongruous: bracketing for the moment the idiosyncracies of the individual pseudonyms and their texts, we have a series of works which, while emphasizing individual fre e d o m and its appropriation, contain more than their fair share of characters who split, dissimulate, act under the compulsion of unnamed outside forces, divine or otherwise, and in general seem to display precisely the opposite of a sober acceptance of one's freedom and re s p o n s i b i l i t y. To make matters more complicated, at times these lapses in vigilant, self-conscious,
doi:10.5565/rev/enrahonar.456 fatcat:ijbmuskshbcyniq7htssueb65y