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Kierkegaard’s Repetition

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After several repeat readings of Kierkegaard’s book Repetition…

…a major theme of which is the impossibility of repetition, I have become convinced once again that repetition is indeed impossible. At the risk of repeating myself, I will say again that repetition  is indeed impossible.

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Written by Andy Parkinson

July 25, 2012 at 7:30 am

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  1. oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!

    seascapesaus

    July 25, 2012 at 8:11 am

  2. hahaha, brilliant 🙂

    letizia

    July 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm

  3. I feel this quote might be relevant…I picked it up from a catalogue text on the work of Bernard Frize…
    “I feel that Hegel always wants to demonstrate that things which seem different are in fact the same, whereas what interests me is to demonstrate that things which seem the same are in fact different”

    Now which side of this one are you on?!

    David Manley

    July 27, 2012 at 7:48 am

  4. Oh…and I forgot to give the source…Wittgenstein….

    David Manley

    July 27, 2012 at 7:50 am

    • Thanks David. Much as I respect Hegel (if ever I understand him), I find myself firmly with Wittgenstein on this one. Great quote!

      Andy Parkinson

      July 27, 2012 at 8:07 am

  5. The real question is whether or not Constantinus was right to suggest repetition is impossible–maybe he had it wrong all along!

    Dean

    October 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    • Hi Dean, thank you for commenting. I agree with you that the real question is indeed whether Constantinus was right to suggest repetition is impossible, and yes, maybe he had it wrong all along!

      Andy Parkinson

      October 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      • Repetition is a book I’ve spent a lot of time with, and I think you’re right to keep posing the question.

        Dean

        October 25, 2013 at 7:43 pm

  6. Hi Dean, seriously, it is a really thought provoking book isn’t it? and humorous, I love the trip to Berlin story.

    Andy Parkinson

    October 25, 2013 at 7:46 pm


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