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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For this reason, anxiety is not found in the beast, precisely because by nature the beast is not qualified as spirit. For that I have to use notes. What did she expect?

The Seducer’s Diary

The first volume, the “Either”, describes the ” aesthetic ” phase of existence. The notes give distant and vague hints of the highest.

February 20, University bookshop Reitzel, Copenhagen first English translation. Why did she not make her choice? It never means changing the whole world or even changing the other person. Once pleasure had but to beckon me, and I mounted, light of foot, sound, and unafraid.

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.

Anyone who with regard to resolution comes no further, never comes any further than to decide on the basis of probability, is lost for ideality, whatever he may become. Better to inspire hate than pity.

He desires in every woman, the whole of womanhood, and therein lies the sensuously idealizing power with which he at once embellishes and overcomes his prey. 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.


Anthony Storm, “Archived copy”. Soren Kierkegaard is regarded as one of the first, if not the very first, existentialist philosophers. The third essay, called “The Unhappiest One”, discusses the hypothetical question: Part II was his “Discourse on Life as a Duty, and when he reached the end of the work he found the moral philosopher in despair, and that all this teaching about duty had only produced a Philistine.

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. Or would I understand the book as I read? But what is this force, then by which Don Juan seduces?

Diary of a Seducer

The Rational has necessary existence, as being kieroegaard reality and substance of things, and we are free in recognizing it as law, and following it as the substance of our own being. William James echoed Kierkegaard in his lecture on The Sick Soul where he wrote, “the man must die to an unreal life before he can be sedcer into the real life.

Hess, Journal of PhilosophyVol. I know not; he is not among those I have seen; and no doubt I shall never see him. He is at once both key actor in and passive observer of her seduction, obsessively analysing every minute detail.

Write an article and join a growing community of more than 77, academics and researchers from 2, institutions. Whereas the aesthete would be bored by the repetitive nature of marriage e. Unless someone 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 when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying: Jun 21, Letizia added it. But who is he, where is he? No stakes, let us fight for honor.


So also with the picture which I wish to show here, an inward picture which does not become perceptible until I see it through the external.

You must watch, you must labor, you must get the better of certain appetites, must quit your acquaintances, be despised by your servant, be laughed at by those you meet; come off worse than others in everything—in offices, in honors, before tribunals.

I get the impression that Kierkegaard was I was reminded of this book when I got to the big seduction scene in Cohen’s Belle seducfr Seigneur.

Diary of a Seducer – Søren Kierkegaard – Google Books

And when his conquest is complete, he must immediately move on lest boredom catch up with him: For the days shall come upon you when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you and hem you in on every side, and then will dash you to the ground and your children within you will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.

Translated Selections from His “Rechtsphilosophie, ” “. I love Denmark, but this work made the country seem dull. He was against systematizing anything in literature kierksgaard the system brings the artist to a stop and he or she just settles down in the system.

Basically, Lodge thinks that Kierkegaard was a complete asshole, and should just have had more sense. Patrick StokesDeakin University.

Translated by Howard and Edna Hong. Croxall argues that “the essay should be taken seriously by a musician, because it makes one think, and think hard enough to straighten many of one’s ideas; ideas, I mean, not only on art, but on life” and goes on to discuss the psychological, existential, and musical value of the work.

These papers are supposedly written by two kirrkegaard men:

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