Given that Soren Kierkegaard claims that "God is infinite reduplication,"in what sense might it be said that he is an apophatic thinker? Insofar as he concerns himself with the finitude of the existing self his thought undoubtedly brims with themes that approach the apophatic: paradox,uncertainty, irony, silence, etc. Yet, for Kierkegaard, the finitude of the self arises only in and as a relation to infinitude, that is, to the eternal,to God. What is crucial, then, in any account of Kierkegaard's apophaticism, which constitutes the real force of his break with the Hegelian tradition, is an analysis of the sense in which God is infinite, or is the infinite.
|Title of host publication||Contemporary debates in negative theology and philosophy|
|Editors||Nahum Brown, Aaron J. Simmons|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion|