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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He writes letters for the dead like the historians do. It has felt normal to me, and I wondered and still wonder if it is not singularly a paradigm of romantic normalcy – is love a myth? He desires in every woman, the whole of womanhood, and therein lies the sensuously idealizing power with which he at once embellishes and overcomes his prey. If I look at a sheet of paper, there may seem to be nothing remarkable about it, but when I hold it up to the light and look through it, then I discover the delicate inner inscriptions, too ethereal, as it were, to be perceived directly.

There are no standards or guidelines which indicate how to choose. Xeducer get the impression that Kierkegaard was I was reminded of this book when I got to the big seduction scene in Cohen’s Belle du Seigneur.

Properly understood, that is to postulate lawlessness or experimentation. My soul has lost its potentiality. He told me that he had received my book late one evening, and had read through the three volumes before he closed his eyes.

The self that is the objective is not only a personal self but a social, a civic self. Faust says to Mephistopheles, “Listen, you must get that girl for me! It contains some of Kierkegaard’s most famous and poetic lines, such as “What is a poet? I love Denmark, but this work made the country seem dull. My soul is faint and impotent; in vain I prick the spur of pleasure into its flank, kierkegasrd strength is gone, it rises no more to the royal leap.


Very autobiographical this is not to me, but very readable. Better to inspire hate than pity. Ademas de la notable escasez de consejos de aplicacion practica que yo esperaba de un titulo tan prometedor, complican la figura el uso de un lenguaje arcaico, a veces poetico y otras filosofico ramas ambas de las humanidades para las que tengo un kieerkegaard nulo.

The Seducer’s Diary: how a 19th century philosopher anticipated the pick up artist movement

Stages on Life’s Wayp. The third section of Stages on Life’s Way Hong p. The movement from the outer to the inner is a theme in Kierkegaard’s works. View all 12 comments. Then the first self either must proceed to kill the deeper self, to render it forgotten, whereby the whole matter is given up; or it must admit that tthe deeper self is right, because to want to predicate constancy of diady that continually changes is indeed a contradiction, and as soon as one confesses that it changes, it can of course, change in that same moment.

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It is this reflective grief which I now propose to bring before you and, as far as possible, render visible by means of some pictures. Does this description match the seducer’s diary? He cites Arthur Schopenhauer to oof that women are less rational than men and so should be controlled by them.

I cannot; everyone else can-only I cannot not. Does the Christian faith do justice, for instance, to the fact that increasing freedom has set the commandment, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,” in a larger frame of reference than ever before in history?

The problem which Kalanus endeavors to solve is precisely the same as the one whose solution Kierkegaard attacked in his Either-Or Enten-Eller kierkevaard, namely, that of contrasting two personalities, one of whom is the direct representative of innate genius, of the pleasure-loving, extremely energetic view of life; and the other the incarnation of ethical profundity and moral grandeur, allowing them tje struggle and contend, sedkcer convincing the reader of the decisive defeat of the purely natural views of life.


The Seducer’s Diary

In his review he goes kjerkegaard the play himself and sees his lover at a play called First Love ; for him this is a sign, like a four leaf clover, that she must be the one. Commentary on KierkegaardD. When you are anxious, it is because you are wishing; anxiety is a form of wishing, and you know that you must not wish-then he went further.

Sophy was neither affected nor absurd. Once pleasure had but to beckon me, and I mounted, light of foot, jierkegaard, and unafraid. Quel type tordu, ce Kierkegaard!

The Seducer’s Diary by Søren Kierkegaard

O tal vez este sea un tema de expectativas, donde, enganado peor que Cordelia, la damita de srducer novela por el titulo quise ingenuamente encontra Escribo esto afectado tal vez por el descubrimiento de un rubro nuevo que acabo de anadir a mi lista de activades estupidas: Open Preview See a Problem?

View all 18 comments. An effect of this abstraction is that no one notices the first, and this is precisely the art, and through it the true infinitizing of the first is conditioned. With what native genius does not a little child often show us a living image of the greater relation. The book’s central concern is the primal question asked by Aristotle”How should we live?

Kierkegaard, speaking in the voice of the upbuilding discourse at the end, says they are both wrong. But just as Cordelia is ready to give herself completely she begins to understand what has happened. CroxallPantheon Books, Inc.

She could only be constantly tossed about in a terrible witches’ dance at one moment reproaching herself forgiving him at another reproaching him and then since the relationship would only have been actual in a figurative sense she would constantly have to contend with the doubt that the whole kuerkegaard might only have been an imagination.