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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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Vainly I seek to plunge myself into the boundless sea of joy; it cannot sustain me, or rather, I cannot sustain myself. Comparison is the most disastrous association that love can enter into; comparison is the most dangerous acquaintance love can make; comparison is the worst of all seductions.

And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility! I cannot; everyone else can-only I cannot not. Following the example of society, French literature had been making merry at the expense of marriage; Rousseau, therefore, defied the spirit of the times by writing a book in its honour. I will not be a poet for others; show yourself!

Oct 02, Riku Sayuj rated it really liked it Shelves: A few days ago I heard one soldier talking to another about a third who had betrayed a girl; he did not give a long-winded description, and yet his expression was very pithy: Then another writer began to influence his life. 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? 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.

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.

Passages of my Letter of a Pastor to his Colleagues’ had greatly struck him, for much of it agreed perfectly with his own views. Wikipedia says thi The seducer is Johannes. If possible, they are something in their own eyes as soon as others are watching them, but inwardly, where the absolute requirement is watching them, they have no taste for accentuating the personal I.


He talks of his abilities to keep a distance while all the time luring them in. Furthermore the Johannes character is so far away from the author Kierkegaard that it makes it hard for me to believe the story is autobiographical at all.

So I can’t begin to describe the disappoi I rarely get so excited to read a book. Commitments are made by being an active participant in society, rather than a detached observer or outsider. No detail is too small to escape Johannes.

Only that will which obeys law, is free; for it obeys itself; it is independent and so free. A Fragment of Life.

He conducts several thought experiments to see if he can do it. When nothing higher than myself is binding, if it is simply that I am to bind myself, then where as A, the one who binds, am I to acquire the strictness I do not possess as B, the one to be bound, if A and B are the same self?

Nowhere is his intellectual tendency more akin to the negative bent of his great contemporary Kierkegaard than in this work. The number of those who had no faith in Physiognomy, or, at least, regarded it as uncertain and deceitful, was very great; and several who had a liking for Lavater felt a desire to try him, and, if possible, to play him a trick.

Kirkegaard, attraverso il suo personaggio Johannes ci spiega i suoi segreti dell’arte della seduzione. The moment this presentiment begins to dawn in her soul, the relationship fractures. The movement from the outer to the inner is a theme in Kierkegaard’s works. A person who blames others, that they have corrupted him, is talking nonsense and only informs against himself.

The object of his desire is accordingly, when one rightly considers him aesthetically, something more than the mere sensuous. I am solitary as always; forsaken, not by men, which could not hurt me, but by the happy fairies of joy, who used to encircle me in countless multitudes, who met acquaintances everywhere, everywhere showed me an opportunity for pleasure. The Cambridge Companion to Hegel. Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelianism of his time and what he saw as the empty formalities of the Church of Denmark.

Essays on Freedom, Narrative, and Virtue.

Diary of a Seducer – Søren Kierkegaard – Google Books

And the format was, in theory, a good one. The desperate attempt of the miscarried Hegelian ethics to make the state into the court of last resort of ethics is a highly unethical attempt to finitize kierkegaad, an unethical flight from the category of individuality to the category of the race.


The last one fo to other works – such as Fear and Trembling – so you only need to know that Kierkegaard distinguishes three different stages: Moreover John was no sybarite, but on the contrary inclined to asceticism and self-torment.

Crossing the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, he is an influential figure in contemporary thought.

The Seducer’s Diary

Only when I hold it up opposite the wall, and now look not directly at it, but at that which appears on the wall, am I able to see it. La figura del seduttore ne esce trionfante? Today I really enjoyed watching little Louis. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. With the help of his mental gifts he knew how to tempt a girl to draw her to him without caring to possess her in any stricter sense. When he reached the end of the work Either—Or and found the moral philosopher also in despair, and that all this teaching about duty had only produced a Philistine, he felt broken in two.

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 is impossible for me, in A, really to be stricter than I am in B, or wish to be that.

Diary of a Seducer

These things are not consistent. Just as the person who, if bitten by serpents, looked at the cross in the desert and became healthy, so the person who fastens his gaze on the outcome is bitten by a serpent, wounded by the secular mentality, lost both for time and for eternity. De abrirse las venas. It reduces women to sites for the agency of men, mere mechanisms for producing sex and comfort.

However, after reading the book he “felt sinful”.