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Single Idea 22092

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 2. Defining Truth]

Full Idea

Kierkegaard offers a different interpretation of truth, which draws on the notions of authenticity, fidelity and honesty.

Gist of Idea

Kierkegaard's truth draws on authenticity, fidelity and honesty


report of Søren Kierkegaard (Concluding Unscientific Postscript [1846]) by Clare Carlisle - Kierkegaard: a guide for the perplexed 4

Book Reference

Carlisle,Clare: 'Kierkegaard: guide for the perplexed' [Continuum 2006], p.71

A Reaction

This notion of truth, meaning 'the real thing' (as in 'she was a true scholar'), seems to begin with Hegel. I suggest we use the word 'genuine' for that, and save 'truth' for its traditional role. It is disastrous to blur the simple concept of truth.