Sunday, September 3, 2017

Repetition According to Kierkegaard - Definition

The concept of repetition in Kierkegaard's philosophy has to do with love and marriage. As opposed to the romantic concept of pure "first love" Kierkegaard suggests the idea of repetition which for his is the only way to grant marriage both an ethical and aesthetic justification. The concept of repetition stands in contrast to Hegel's mediation and has to do with Kierkegaard's view of faith. Faith, like love, is an act or repeating and thus constantly ratifying a relation of the self to itself and the external element (God of the spouse) to which he is devoted and from which he receives a sense of who he is.