Marija Glasnović Kamenović

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The main goal of the paper is to determine the structure, meaning, and origin of Kierkegaard's method of indirect communication. Since Kierkegaard claimed that subjective truth cannot be directly imparted, the question arises as to how this type of truth can be conveyed to a student in the teaching process. Kierkegaard's doctrine of indirect communication should provide the answer - the invention of poetic characters, irony, and dialectical knots in the speech should provoke the student and entice him to awaken existential interest and begin existential development. In order to explain this combination of aestheticism and the ethical value of indirect communication, the paper will first address the difference between a subjective and objective reflection, which establishes the difference between direct and indirect teaching methods. In the main part of the analysis, the paper will examine the structure of indirect communication and explain the difference between aesthetic and existential reduplication. In the concluding part, the paper will briefly refer to Socrates' maieutics to determine the significance and benefaction of indirect communication as a teaching method.


indirect communication, direct communication, subjective reflection, objective reflection, subjective truth

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