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Single Idea 20313

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 8. Subjective Truth]

Full Idea

An objective uncertainty held fast in an appropriation-process of the most passionate inwardness is the truth, the highest truth available for an existing individual.

Gist of Idea

The highest truth we can get is uncertainty held fast by an inward passion


Søren Kierkegaard (Concluding Unscientific Postscript [1846])

A Reaction

[Bk 711] Offered as a definition of truth, knowing how strange and paradoxical it sounds. If we view all life as subjectivity, then there can of course be nothing more to truth than passionate conviction. Personally I think thought can be objective.

Book Reference

'Existentialism', ed/tr. Solomon,Robert C. [Modern Library 1974], p.21