Chapter 5. Concluding Unscientific Postscript and Two Ages

  1. M. Jamie Ferreira

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304657.ch5



How to Cite

Ferreira, M. J. (2008) Concluding Unscientific Postscript and Two Ages, in Kierkegaard, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304657.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Great Minds

Book Series Editors:

  1. Steven Nadler

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405142779

Online ISBN: 9781444304657



  • concluding unscientific postscript and two ages;
  • Postscript - site of development of many familiar “Kierkegaardian” themes;
  • Kierkegaard's most anthologized selection (the chapter provocatively entitled “Truth is Subjectivity”);
  • possibilities of Socratic inwardness - attributable to fact that Kierkegaard saw this as a conclusion to his authorship;
  • indirect communication and appropriation;
  • subjectivity and truth;
  • “the dialectical,” where he summarizes what we learned in Fragments about Christianity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments

  • A Literary Review: Two Ages

  • further reading