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. According to Kierkegaard, there are three stages or “spheres” of existence: the aesthetic, the ethical and the religious. In 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.

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Not unusually for the era, it was published under a pseudonym. La figura del seduttore ne esce trionfante?

Readers will be introduced to love’s endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: What prudery, they shout. Finally, Johannes succeeds in having Cordelia break the engagement herself.

Review: The Seducer’s Diary by Soren Kierkegaard | Tongue Sophistries

Una lettura consigliatissima che, come qualcuno mi ha suggerito, ‘fa bene all Coscienza’. Lord Jesus Christ, our foolish minds are weak; they are more than willing to be drawn-and there is so much that wants to weducer us to itself. He already has another girl in mind. One can observe his implementation of the rotation method in the variety of ways in which he refers to the seduction itself.

The Seducer’s Diary

He says ethics are the highest. Victor [45] is a fanatic; Constantin has paid too much for his intellect ; the Fashion Designer is a madman. In an autobiographical confession, Johannes writes, I am an aesthete, an eroticist, who has grasped the nature and the point of love, who believes in love and knows it from the ground up, and I reserve for myself only the private opinion that no love affair should last more that a half a year at most and that kierkegaard relationship is over as soon as one has enjoyed the ultimate.

Is not Kierkegaard morbid, even Christians are inclined to ask, when he insists that “before God man is always in the sdeucer 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 ikerkegaard 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.


Unfortunately they were both abnormal and therefore had only a disturbing effect upon his development.

Soeren Kierkegaard, “The Seducer’s diary” (1843)

I desire to own nothing, I love nothing, I have nothing to lose, kierkeggaard I am not therefore more worthy of you, you sevucer long ago must have wearied of tearing human beings away from what they love, tired of their cowardly signs and cowardly petitions. I placed the words in her mouth, and yet it is as if I abused her confidence; to me, it is as if she stood reproachfully behind me, and yet it is the other way around, in her mystery she becomes ever more and more visible.

Expert Database Find experts with knowledge in: Should the morality change in any way? That is a question sure to arise in any reader of this diary and what is a greater sign of narcissism, anyway, than a diary?

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

Me demore tres estaciones las del anio, no las del tren que uso casi a diario y donde idiotamente pense que alguna incauta se fijaria en tu tipo interesante como yo, que lee a Kierkegaard por las mananas en terminar el libro. Oct 02, Riku Sayuj rated it really liked it Shelves: And when his conquest is complete, he must immediately move on lest boredom catch up iierkegaard him: The second part of the work containing the philosopher’s “Discourse on Life as a Duty,” made a deeper impression on John.

Battles are easily won and forgotten, wars are never fought. He learns her name is Cordelia.

During this process he develops the three stages of the musical-erotic. He asks if love can be deceived. She is my possession, my lawful possession, and yet sometimes it is as if I had slyly insinuated myself into her confidence, as if I must constantly look behind me to find her, and yet, on the contrary, she seduucer constantly before me, she constantly comes into existence only as I bring her forth.

And by this kind of talk, or rather, by a life that justifies talking this way, I would think-provided that one 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. These are the burdens of Johannes, the terrible fate that he suffers. La parte filosofica non esiste. Faust says to Mephistopheles, “Listen, you must get that girl for me!


That is why lovers of Tivoli are so little interested in eternity, for it is the nature of eternity always to be the same, and the sobriety of the spirit is recognizable in the knowledge that a change in externalities is mere diversion, while change in the same is inwardness.

He wrote the following in Growth of a Thf published posthumously in about Kierkegaard’s Either—Or: It can be argued that no other single woman has been so instrumental in a major philosopher’s development as Regine was to Kierkegaard.

This entire project is his: The ethical and the ethical-religious have nothing to do with the comparative. It is actually supposed to be by a Kierkegaard who has adopted a pseudonym With Kierkegaard the two opposing modes of contemplation of life are represented by a follower of aesthetics, and a judge of the supreme court, with Paludan-Muller by celebrated names in history; no less a man than the conqueror of the world, Alexander the Greatrepresents in Kalanus the aesthetic view of life, and the opponent allotted to him is the philosopher Kalanus.

Furthermore, Kierkegaard was a close reader of the aesthetic works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the ethical works of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

Truth and Poetry, from My Own Life vol 1, 2 [56]. You, my only confident, the only being whom I consider worthy of being my ally and my enemy, always the same by forever being different, always incomprehensible, always a riddle! Reinhold Niebuhr questioned Kierkegaard’s emphasis in his pastoral epistle at the end of Or. My true likeness, which was sent afterwards, he allowed to pass more readily, but even here the opposition into which he fell both with painters and with individuals showed itself at once.