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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The Journals Writing Sampler. It’s not clear to me whether Cohen is explicitly referring to Kierkegaard, but I think that there are too many parallels for it to be a coincidence. 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. kirkegaard

The Seducer’s Diary by Søren Kierkegaard

For Truth is the Unity of the universal and subjective Will; and the Universal is to be found in the State, in its laws, its universal and rational arrangements. 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?

She protested she had seen no one who could touch her heart, and Sophy always spoke the truth. There is only one way out, and that is to silence the deeper self by letting the roar of inconstancy drown it out. Jan 14, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: How could it not be brilliant? When I rode slowly through the woods, it was as if I flew; now when the horse is covered with lather and ready to drop, it seems to me that I do not move.

But what is this force, then by which Don Juan seduces? He encourages her; she tries but cannot. The first section of Either is a collection of many tangential aphorismsepigramsanecdotes and musings on the aesthetic mode of life. What did she want? We get the impression that, for Johannes, the events exist so that they might be recorded — not the other way around. It implies that there is nothing that is neither A nor not-A, that there is not a third that is indifferent to the opposition.


Here, as in Werther the lover proper loses the maiden, who is wedded to a Monsieur Wolmar the Albert of Werther and the Edward of Kierkegaard’s Diary of a Seducera man as irreproachable as he is uninteresting.

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

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He exists, he lives, perhaps he is seeking me; he is seeking a soul which is capable of love for him. I judge no one; anyone busily engaged in judging others in concreto rarely diayr true to the category. In my opinion, all this beauty and cleverness, together with love and the eternal, have infinite worth, but without that a relation between man and woman, which nevertheless essentially wants to express this, is not worth a pipe kiekregaard tobacco. Kierkegaard’s The Seducer’s Diary describes a man Johannes ‘s calculated scheme to seduce a young girl Cordelia into falling in love with him.

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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.

Y varias perlas que hacen referencia a la mitologia griega? Then, because of Kierkegaard religious education, he will show you why aestetic life is solved in a failure, and from this point, sedcuer book is connected with the other part of Enten-Eller, where there is a comparison between aestetic and ethic life.

The game seems simple enough. Y es que al aburrimiento fue casi mortal.

The Seducer’s Diary

Johannes is a seducer for vocation and profession: Kierkegaard is a writer with tremendous philosophical density, and every work of his must be read carefully, and preferably more than once. The proposition not A is not A will doubtless be recognized by every one as certain, and it is scarcely to be expected that any one will ask for its proof.


I was in this respect greatly impressed with the confession of one of the most accomplished readers and excellent critics that any author could have fallen in with the unfortunate Joseph Gerald. Everyone else can-only I cannot. Virginity, infatuation, are mortal: A Fragment of Life.

With that knowledge, though, the whole thing becomes tragically ironic, zeducer the narrator’s frequent references to past conquests go from comically obnoxious to desperately sad especially since Kierkegaard is believed to have remained celibate for the rest of his life. If I look at a sheet of paper, seducre may seem to be nothing remarkable about it, but when I hold it up to the light and look through it, then Doary discover the delicate inner inscriptions, too ethereal, as it were, to be perceived directly.

The first volume, the “Either”, describes the ” aesthetic ” phase of existence. This name I retain from the ancient tragedy, which for the most part I will follow, although, from another point of view, everything will be modern. But this also implies he is in the very highest disfavor.

Each one knows what’s best for the other but neither knows what’s best for himself. Readers will be introduced to love’s endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: So also with the picture which I wish to show here, an inward picture which does not become perceptible until I see it kierjegaard the external.

They are happy not to know his identity, for then seducee have only the book to deal with, without being bothered or distracted by his personality.

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 the deeper self is right, because to want to predicate constancy of something 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.

I loved this work, mainly for Kierkegaard’s articulate expression of Johannes thoughts on love.