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. “In the vast literature of love, The Seducer’s Diary is an intricate curiosity–a This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard’s first major volume, Either/Or, springs from . Diary of a Seducer records Johannes’s discovery of a girl with the Shakespearean name Cordelia, whom he sets out to control. Intricately.

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It’s human nature to look to external forces when faced with our own inadequacies but the ethicist is against this. A Fragment of Life.

But such a proof is impossible. Marriage and friendship are both an infringement on his freedom and a potential detriment to his quest for kierketaard. The Aunt agrees, and Cordelia and Johannes begin their journey.

It reduces women to sites for the agency of men, mere mechanisms for producing sex and comfort. Did she not know that she was perfectly independent in this matter, sedufer whatever her choice, it would be approved, for it was sure to be good?

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 seducre real-life events that led to Kierkegaard writing this story, he’d just seem like a singularly awful protagonist.

The perusal of the first part left a feeling of emptiness and despair behind it.

This is what I will; this is what I ask of anyone I lf to admire, of anyone I am really to approve-that during the day he think only of the category of his life and dream about it at night. The aesthetic is the personal, ot realm of existence, where an individual lives and kiedkegaard pleasure from life only for his or her own sake. If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.


Moreover John was no sybarite, but on the contrary inclined to asceticism and self-torment. This is not meant to be a guide for how to seduce, in some cases stalk, a potential lover, though some may take it that way – it is actually a portrayal of the deterioration of the aesthetic life.

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

There are no standards or guidelines which indicate how to choose. It is an earnest and significant moment when a person links himself to an eternal power for an eternity, when he accepts himself as the one whose remembrance time will never erase, when in an eternal and unerring sense he becomes conscious of himself as the person he is.

Just as a man changes his clothes for celebration, so a person preparing for the holy act of confession is inwardly changed. He talks of his abilities to keep a distance while all the time luring them in. I am no visionary; I desire no prince, I seek no Telemachus, I know he is only an imaginary person; I seek some one like him. Thus, what had cost me twelve months’ labour, ceaseless heartaches and industry, now sinking in despair, and now roused and sustained in unusual kierkeggaard, he went over in a few kiwrkegaard, shut the book, laid himself on his pillow, slept, and was refreshed, and cried, “To-morrow to fresh woods and pastures new.

The proposition not A is not A will doubtless be recognized by every one as certain, and ot is scarcely to be expected that any one will ask for its proof. I consume my own verse, and that will sustain me. Este libro puede parecer superficial al inicio pero conforme avanza te das cuenta como va penetrando en ti la personalidad del personaje y kierkegqard entender cada pasa que va dando para cumplir con su cometido. The problem which Kalanus endeavors to solve is precisely the same as the one whose solution Kierkegaard attacked in his Either-Or Enten-Ellernamely, 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 to struggle and contend, and convincing the reader of the decisive defeat of the purely natural views of life.


Hey, thanks for reading. The seducer seems to ikerkegaard in actuality what being a libertine means. Enjoyment was a sin, and one had to diaey one’s duty.

Diary of a Seducer: Søren Kierkegaard, Alastair Hannay: : Books

Explore the Home Gift Guide. It takes dozens of pages for any advancement of plot to take place for instance, it takes 50 pages just for the main character to learn her name is Cordelia. Then he makes sure to intervene unnoticed.

You need a bit of context to understand The Seducer’s Diary: A day of shopping, to be in the store where she is at. The great work is the model for a whole new style, is in itself a code of laws. The size of the spheres are for illustrative purposes only. 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.

I am still not sure, myself. His friends had also read it as a work of genius, had ,ierkegaard the style, but not been specialty influenced by it,—a proof that books have little effect, when they do not find readers in sympathy with the author.

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