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Title: Understanding/Comprehension
Contributor(s): Brake, Matthew (author); McDonald, William (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: (Forstaaelse - noun; Forstand - noun; forstaae - verb). The word 'Forstaaelse' is derived from the Old Danish 'forstande', which is borrowed from the Middle Low German 'vorstan', from the Old Saxon 'farstandan'. It is cognate with the English word "understanding," which was originally the act of standing under something in order to observe it. By extension, it is the act, relation or condition of comprehending the meaning of a thing, like a book or natural phenomenon. It can also have the connotation of sympathizing with a person, or harmonizing, as between different political entities.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Kierkegaard's Concepts - Tome VI: Salvation to Writing, p. 209-214
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Place of Publication: Farnham, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781472461797
Field of Research (FOR): 220315 Philosophy of Religion
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources
Series Number : 15
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