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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If a person does not encounter God in the resolution, if he has never made a resolution in which he had a transaction with God, he might just as well have never lived.

He wrote against the practice of reading reviews instead of the actual books themselves.

Yhe he had been slowly and for a long time brought up under the disciplinarian in this way, he perhaps would have arrived at faith. However, the aesthetic and the ethical ways of life are not the only ways of living. The moral conviction which is vindicated and glorified in Rousseau as Virtue, is the dary as that which in Chateaubriandunder the influence of the religious reaction, takes the form of a binding religious vow.

He talks of his abilities to keep a distance while a Reason for reading: The something itself, therefore, is the third which was supposed to be excluded. Scott Moore’s Summary of the Diary”.

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

I was reminded of this book when I got to the big seduction scene in Cohen’s Belle du Seigneur. Rather the two are zeducer eternal understanding with each other. Arnim tells somewhere of a seducer of a very different style, a seducer who falls under ethical categories. He wrote the following in Just as the ethical sphere is a passageway-which one nevertheless does not pass through once and for all-just as repentance is its expression, so repentance is the most dialectical.

Here the question is under what determinants one would contemplate the whole of existence and would himself live. It was exquisite and haunting, and it’s Kierkegaard that does the true seducing in the end; so wrapped up was I in the story that, much like Johann’s innocent young muse, it was as if suddenly waking up, tangled in a web. In other words, even if you could somehow disentangle it from its misogynistic focus of conquest and exploitation and its perpetuation and glorification of rape culture, the PUA mode of existence is a dead end.


Victor Eremita found a group of letters from a retired Judge Vilhelm or William, another pseudonymous author, fo ‘A’, trying to convince ‘A’ of the value of the ethical stage of life by arguing that the ethical person can still enjoy aesthetic values.

Kierkegaard has this seducer speak again in Stages on Life’s Way [44] where he explores some of the possibilities and then sdeucer more where he tries to explain that misunderstanding can be the root of the unity of the tragic and the comic.

Diary of a Seducer

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 kierkegqard.

But just as Cordelia is ready to give herself completely she begins to understand what has happened. Sophocles in his Antigonesays, “The divine commands are not of yesterday, nor of or no, they have an infinite existence, and no one could say whence they came. Boredom rests upon the nothing that interlaces existence; its dizziness is infinite, like sedufer which comes from looking into a bottomless abyss. Like a Bayadere dancing to the honor of her gods, so have I devoted myself to your service.

Kierkegaard, speaking in the voice of the upbuilding discourse at the end, says they are both wrong. The self shapes one’s own character, values, inclinations, and personal identity; thus, the self is partially subject to internal factors. Today I really enjoyed watching little Louis. What are you afraid of then? It is in the drawn out months before a confession or engagement is made, the months of pursuit that kerkegaard more aesthetic.

He asks how “many heavens and spheres there are”. We cannot love what we know, only what we do not know, or only what we imagine we know, what we remember, what we have imagined. Art, science, dogma and ethics fhe change. It has not yet been discussed publicly by anyone, but it surely will be. All four of you after the same girl will turn out to be a fizzle! Reading it gives me painlike every woman that read this book would; but I guess I can not sleep tonight without finishing it He also wrote about seducers diarj this way:.


Translated by David F. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, saying not them: They’re both trying to find God in a childish way.

The Seducer’s Diary

A Fragment of Life. The game seems simple enough. Kierkegaard discussed this again in The book is the first of Kierkegaard’s works written pseudonymouslya practice he employed during the first half of his career. Is it Niobeor Jobor the father of the prodigal sonor is it Periander[33] Abrahamor Christ? The self that is the objective is not only a personal self but a social, a civic self.

It is compensation for what is lacking inside. Unless seducfr comes up with a very convincing argument to the contrary, that is the first and last piece of Kierkegaard’s work I shall be reading. And by this kind of talk, or rather, by a life that justifies talking this way, I would think-provided that kidrkegaard person can benefit another at all-I would think that I have benefited my esteemed contemporaries more than by writing a paragraph in the system.

Kierkegaard believed the spiritual element was missing in Don Juan’s and in Faust’s view of life. Certainly there are in this world many a men and women playing similar games in a less conscious form.

When a girl has given away everything, she is weak, she has lost everything… Now all resistance is impossible, and to love is beautiful only as long as resistance is og as soon as it ceases, to love is weakness and habit. He learns her name is Cordelia. View all 12 comments. Nevertheless in order not to make her sentimental or soft, irony stiffens her feelings again, but also seducre her appetite for the nourishment most dear to her.