Knight of faith and the knight of infinite resignation kierkegaards silentio contrasts the knight of faith with the other two knight of infinite resignation infinity and the aesthetic realms slaves kierkegaard uses the story of a princess and a man who is madly in love with her but circumstances are that the man will never be able to . About infinite resignation a collection of aphorisms fragments and observations on philosophy and pessimism composed of aphorisms fragments and observations both philosophical and personal eugene thackers infinite resignation traces the contours of pessimism caught as it is between a philosophical position and a bad attitude. Kierkegaard says infinite resignation is the last stage before faith so anyone who has not made this movement does not have faith for only in infinite resignation does an individual become conscious of his eternal validity and only then can one speak of grasping existence by virtue of faith. Infinite resignation can be said to be the experience of giving up what one holds dearest and reconciling oneself with the pain of that loss ie the biblical abraham the movement of infinite resignation is exemplified by the tragic hero like. Resignation infinite resignation is the experience of giving up what one holds dearest and reconciling oneself with the pain of that loss the movement of infinite resignation is exemplified by the tragic hero like agamemnon who must resign himself to the loss of his daughter iphigenia the knight of faith also experiences infinite
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