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PHIL 367 - Lecture (Mar. 7th)

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PHIL 367
Susan Judith Hoffmann

thMar 7Abraham v 4Abraham made everything ready for sacrifice but Isaac saw at the last moment the anguish of Abraham this led to Isaacs lost of faith In each of these cases Abraham is prepared to ignore the ethical and to obey God This is not what faith is for Kierkegaard Moral faith has something to do with believing that the giving up the sacrifice resignation is actually a receiving a giving back from God The movement of faith is this belief the belief in the absurd All four of these Abrahams lacked faith all four did not get Issac back This is why faith is a double movement Speech in Praise of AbrahamSilentio cannot understand Abraham as an observer Instead Silentio suggests that he can come to talk of the significance of Abrahams act by praising him in a poetic way Is Silentio suggesting that art should step up where reason failsNietzschean The Hero and the Poet bear witness to the divine the sacred the full consciousness of life that moves what otherwise would be senseless suffering Sc
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