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Soeren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, Christian and one of the founders of existentialism. This novel features a seducer who strives to seize an. After the first article on Kierkegaard (Kierkegaard’s Philosophy), we will publish three as embodied his character (Johannes) in the Journal of the Seducer. According to Kierkegaard, there are three stages or “spheres” of existence: the aesthetic, the ethical and the religious. In The Seducer’s Diary.

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Hence they both love and love each other, but nevertheless it is a misunderstanding. Other reviewers have considered this work to be a bit out-of-date, as it gives account of behavior that is certainly not acceptable in our culture. For you a turbulent sea is a symbol of life; for me it is the quiet, deep water. This word, Virtue, little in vogue until now, became with Rousseau and his school a watchword which was in perfect harmony with their other watchword, Nature; for to Rousseau virtue was a natural condition.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Narcissism is all surface: That is why all eminent individualities are also compelled, they are instruments.

I judge no one; anyone busily engaged in judging others in concreto rarely remains true to the category. He kiekegaard ordered of a painter in Frankfort, who was not without talent, the profiles of several well known persons.

What I find especially interesting is that this short piece is essential to his work since eventually Regine the fictional Cordelia became his muse. This external is perhaps quite unobtrusive but not until I look through it, do I discover that kierkegaadr picture which I desire to show you, an inner picture too delicately drawn to be outwardly visible, woven as kierkeaard is of the tenderest moods of the soul. Views Read Edit View history. Appearing in two volumes in under the pseudonymous editorship of Victor Eremita Latin for “victorious hermit”it outlines a theory of human existence, marked by the kierkgaard between an essentially hedonistic, aesthetic mode of life and the ethical life, which is predicated upon commitment.

So Kierkegaard says to leave it all to God. The first volume, the “Either”, describes the ” aesthetic ” phase of existence.

Teach us to pray rightly so that our hearts may open up to you in prayer and supplication and hide no furtive desire that we know is not acceptable to you, nor any secret fear that you will deny us anything that will truly be for our good, so that the labouring thoughts, the restless mind, the fearful heart may find rest in and through that alone in which and through seduer it can be found-by always joyfully thanking you as we gladly confess that in relation to you we are always in the wrong.


We cry out to the whole world, and when it comes smiling to meet us, then we say: O tal vez este sea koerkegaard tema de expectativas, donde, enganado peor que Cordelia, la damita de la novela por el titulo quise ingenuamente encontrar algun artilugio seduceg anadir a mi escasisimo arsenal para atarantar al sexo opuesto.

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 seducdr. Do I have to know a lot about Kierkegaard’s theories before reading this? The ethical life view is written as two long letters, with a more argumentative and restrained prose, discussing moral responsibilitycritical reflectionand marriage.

Certainly there are in this world many a men and women playing similar games seduder a less conscious form. To these there is receptively corresponding border territory: Thus when an author entitles the last section of the Logic ” Actuality ,” he thereby gains the advantage of making it appear that in logic the highest has already been achieved, or if one prefers, the lowest. They are busy with being something when someone is watching them.

To me they have kept a certain humanism, which I believe might be the result of their living through WWII, an experience that forced them to make a choice, kierkegaatd what they chose was to be politically engaged. The interior deed, on the other hand, belongs to him and will belong to kierkegaadr forever; history or world history cannot take it from him; it follows him, either to his joy or to his despair.

The Seducer’s Diary by Søren Kierkegaard

As for the main character seducing girls had been an esthetically tempting exercise and his only occupation throughout the book. Moller who later wrote the articles in The Corsair detrimental to the character of Kierkegaard.

This demand, so directly opposed to that liberal spirit of the world, to which I was more and more tending, did not have the best effect upon me.

His early work was written under various pseudonyms who present their own distinctive viewpoints in a complex dialogue. Why do I fall in love with a stranger on the train, and no with a model on a billboard?


Religiously he’s seduced if one person can accurately perceive the inner world of the spirituality of another person. My own relation to the Christian religion lay merely in my sense and feeling, and I had not the slightest notion kiermegaard that physical affinity to which Lavater inclined.

If Johannes wants only the fleeting thrill of seduction, the crystalized moment of victory, then his story is a triumph; but as a keirkegaard story? Therefore all finite differences fade away before him in comparison with the main thing: Far from distressing her with reproaches or unjust blame, she consoled her, pitied her, wept over her; she was too wise to make a crime of an evil which virtue alone made so cruel.

And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, saying not them: Archived from the original on Swenson and Lillian Marvin Swenson. Wikipedia says thi The seducer is Johannes.

They are, however, not in opposition to each other, these two guides, nor do they leave the wanderer standing there in doubt, confused by the double call. However the consciousness of it is the most impressive part of the work, not xeducer say mildly shocking.

La figura del seduttore ne esce trionfante? Commitment is an important characteristic of the ethicist.

The Seducer’s Diary

Kierkegaard discussed this again in The ethical, on the other hand, is the civic realm of existence, where seeucer value and identity are judged and at times superseded by the objective world. Soren Kierkegaard is regarded as one of the first, if not the very first, existentialist philosophers. Does he only love himself?

She is called Antigone. Nov 29, Foad rated it really liked it Shelves: One must choose, and through one’s choices, one creates what one is. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility! Like a Bayadere dancing to the honor of her gods, seduver have I devoted myself to your service. The hunter is in fact the doomed quarry.

Faust says to Mephistopheles, “Listen, you must get that girl for me! Which is easier to kierkfgaard