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. “In the vast literature of love, The Seducer’s Diary is an intricate curiosity–a This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard’s first major volume, Either/Or, springs from . The Seducer’s Diary commences with an introduction by A, an invention of Kierkegaard’s who is the author of the works comprising the first half of Either/Or. His.

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Her mother urged her to speak; she hesitated, she yielded, and leaving the room without a word, she presently returned with a book in her hand.

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

No, let us not wrong humanity so greatly, let us not think that an amiable and virtuous man is a figment of the imagination. The reply was simple. Email required Address never made public. They are busy with being something when someone is watching them. To starve me kierkegaxrd this way is paltry of you, you who imagine that you are stronger than I am. Faustus asks “Who made the world? Archived from the original on 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.

Journals and Papers of Kierkegaard4A To this end, Kierkegaard casts himself as the manipulative narrator, Johannes, while the Regine character is named Cordelia.

Either/Or – Wikipedia

De abrirse las venas. 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. I will not be a poet for others; show yourself! This was his acquaintance with two men,—an author and a remarkable personality. It is in the drawn out months before a confession or engagement is made, the months of pursuit that are more aesthetic.

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In some ways, it is difficult to understand Kierkegaard fully without at least a cursory knowledge of his failed relationship to Regine.

Diary of a Seducer

The movement from the outer to the inner is a theme in Kierkegaard’s works. See “Hume and Kierkegaard” by Richard Popkin. The dialectic structure of becoming renders existence far too easy, in Hegel’s theory, because conflicts are eventually mediated and disappear automatically through a natural process that requires no individual choice other than a submission to esducer will of the Idea or Geist.

From time to time the author plainly reels riary and fro like a drunken man. However the consciousness of it is the most impressive part of the work, not to say mildly shocking. Refresh and try again. Unrefined immediacy is characterized by immediate cravings for desire and satisfaction through enjoyments that do not require effort or personal cultivation e. Maybe he was an arsehole.

The French had found their models in the Greeks and Aristotle; now it is, say, Shakespeare who is alone absolutely worthy of imitation in poetry, Mozart as Kierkegaard maintains in Enten-Eller who is the perfect model in music. They’re both trying to find God in a childish way. He remained unmarried, and this work is seen as his confession, his version of the entire episode.

It’s human nature to look to external forces when faced with kjerkegaard own inadequacies but the ethicist is against this.

And yet you know that that by which others are able is that by which they are altogether like you-so if it really were true that you cannot, then neither could the others. He asks how “many heavens and spheres there are”.


The Seducer’s Diary

Sophocles in his Antigonesays, “The divine commands are not of yesterday, nor of to-day; no, they have an infinite existence, and no one could say whence they came. His pursuit of Cordelia is a meticulously off game of cat-and-mouse in which he seeks to exploit every aspect of her character, claiming his love for her is pure – in fact, the purest – while his behaviour remains consistently heartless and self-serving.

That was simply Kant’s categorical imperative. Eventually, Kierkegaard takes notice, and poor Edward is soon discarded.

All unsuccessful attempts at conversion leave him who has been selected for a proselyte stubborn and obdurate, and this was especially the case with me when Lavater at last came out with the hard dilemma- Either Christian or Atheist! Then he called to his soul and said: Ademas de la notable escasez de consejos de aplicacion practica que yo esperaba de un titulo tan prometedor, complican la figura el uso de un lenguaje arcaico, a veces poetico y otras filosofico ramas ambas de las humanidades para las que tengo un entendimiento nulo.

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. Whereas the aesthete would be bored by the repetitive nature of marriage e.