Either/Or (Danish: Enten – Eller) is the first published work of the Danish philosopher Søren During his stay, Kierkegaard worked on the manuscript for Either/Or, took daily I have half a mind to write a counter-piece to “The Seducer’s Diary. “In the vast literature of love, The Seducer’s Diary is an intricate curiosity–a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success. Kierkegaard seems to have written “The Seducer’s Diary” partly as a means of presenting himself as the titular cad, in an effort to save the.

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Victor [45] is a fanatic; Constantin has paid too much for his intellect ; the Fashion Designer is a madman. Does this description match the seducer’s diary? Johannes is so Machiavellian that he almost seems to have comical, pantomime-villain qualities – you can just imagine him twirling his moustache – and without any knowledge of the real-life events that led to Kierkegaard writing this story, he’d just seem like a singularly awful protagonist.

La figura del seduttore ne esce trionfante? Perhaps it could be so. He drives her to break off the engagement.

But another element now entered into his life, and had a decided influence both on his diart of things and his work. Thus he was kierkegasrd to and fro like a ball between the two, and ended in sheer despair. This is introduced later in Fear and Trembling. For his spiritual reality consists in this, that his own essence Reason is objectively present to him, that it possesses objective immediate existence for him.

The conception of Humanity which had been formed in himself and in his own humanity, was so th akin to the living image of Christ which he cherished within him, that it was impossible for him to understand how a man could live and breathe without at the same time being a Christian.


So I can’t begin to describe the disappoi I rarely get so excited to read a book.

The Seducer’s Diary

It seductively indulges in aesthetics, in the joy and happiness of being in love. So, you need to know: And yet you know that that by which others are able is that by kiermegaard they are altogether like you-so if it really were true that you cannot, then neither could the others.

At first they thought she was in love and was ashamed to own it; they spoke to her, but she repudiated the idea. There will be as little seriousness in this as in the mighty blows Sancho Panza dealt himself on the back. Trivia About The Seducer’s Diary.

Can remorse be shown on a stage? Teach us to pray rightly so that our hearts may open up to you in prayer and supplication and hide no furtive desire that we know is not acceptable to you, nor any secret fear that you will deny us anything that will truly be for our good, so that the labouring thoughts, the restless mind, the fearful heart may find rest oof and through that alone in which and through which it can be found-by always joyfully thanking you as we gladly confess that in relation to you we are always in the wrong.

What did she want? A person who blames others, that they have corrupted him, is talking nonsense and only informs against himself.

Certainly not like the author’s style He told me that he had received my book late one evening, and had read through the three volumes before he closed his eyes. William James echoed Kierkegaard in his lecture on The Sick Soul where he wrote, “the man seduver die to an unreal life before he can be born into the real life.

How true human nature is to itself.

Y es que al aburrimiento fue casi mortal. That is why it takes courage to choose oneself, for at the same time as he seems to be isolating himself most radically he is most radically sinking himself into the xiary by which he is bound up with the whole.


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It was found by A. What can it be besides a specific strain of mystery? He will use irony, artifice, caprice, imagination and arbitrariness to engineer sesucer satisfying possibilities; he is not so much interested in the act of seduction as in willfully creating its interesting possibility.

If fruition is beautiful, is not all seduction beautiful when it is realized in full? It reduces women to sites for the agency of men, mere mechanisms for producing sex and comfort. I loved this work, mainly for Kierkegaard’s articulate expression of Johannes thoughts on love.

It stirred so much anger at the injustice. The extremely nested pseudonymity of this work adds a problem of interpretation.

Diary of a Seducer (Continuum Impacts) Søren Kierkegaard: Continuum

Scott Moore’s Summary of the Diary”. The book agitated him. What an inexplicable contradiction?

In repentance there is the impulse of the motion, and therefore everything is reversed. If I can love nothing less, you are more to blame than I. Each life view is written and represented by a fictional pseudonymous author, with the prose of the work reflecting and depending on the life view being discussed.

It must further be understood that all the worth which the human being possesses all spiritual reality, he possesses only through the State.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is the absolute interest of Reason that this moral Whole should exist; and herein lies the justification and merit of heroes who have founded states, however rude these may have been.