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Single Idea 20312

[catalogued under 28. God / D. Proofs of Evidence / 4. Religious Experience]

Full Idea

Choosing the objective way enters upon the entire approximation-process by which it is proposed to bring God to light objectively. But this is in all eternity impossible, because God is a subject, and therefore exist only for subjectivity in inwardness.

Gist of Idea

God cannot be demonstrated objectively, because God is a subject, only existing inwardly

Source

Søren Kierkegaard (Concluding Unscientific Postscript [1846])

A Reaction

[original ref needed] This seems to have something like Wittgenstein's problem with a private language - that with no external peer-review it is unclear what the commitment is.

Book Reference

'Existentialism', ed/tr. Solomon,Robert C. [Modern Library 1974], p.18