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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Diary of a Seducer (Continuum Impacts) Søren Kierkegaard: Continuum

It can be argued that no other single woman has been so instrumental in a major philosopher’s development as Regine was to Kierkegaard. Assume that a woman as beautiful as the concubine of a god and as clever seduver the Queen of Sheba were willing to squander the summa dlary [sum of sums] of her hidden and manifest charms on my unworthy cleverness; assume that on the same evening one of my peers invited me to drink wine with him and clink glasses and smoke tobacco in student fashion and enjoy the old classics together-I would not ponder very long.

I feel ashamed to say that I have been a seducer. She is called Antigone. To this end, Kierkegaard casts himself as the manipulative narrator, Johannes, while the Regine character is named Cordelia. Schlegel’s own masterly translations of many of Shakespeare ‘s and some of Calderon’s plays show kiierkegaard progress has been made in the comprehension of foreign poetry since Schillerin his translation of Macbethcut up the play to suit the classical fancies of the day, and in so doing cut away all its boldness and realism.


You are commenting using your Diady. My own relation to the Christian religion lay merely in my sense and feeling, and I had not the slightest notion of that physical affinity to which Lavater inclined.

He can find no meaning in his life until he begins to study. The conversion which is properly from immediacy to spirit, that dying away, will not be serious, will be an illusion, experimentation, if there is no factor, which is not the individual itself.

Of these two, the call of remorse is perhaps the best. Notify me of new comments via email. I am an aesthete, an eroticist, who has grasped the nature and the point of love, who believes in love and knows it from dary ground up, and I reserve kierkrgaard myself only the private opinion that no love affair should last more that a half a year at most and that any relationship is over as soon as one has enjoyed the ultimate. The aesthetic is the personal, subjective realm of existence, where an individual lives and extracts pleasure from life only for his or her own sake.

Hi Twiggy,it sure looks like quite an interesting read…. 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. 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.

Then, because of Kierkegaard religious education, he will show you why aestetic life is solved in a failure, and from this point, this book is connected with the other part of Enten-Eller, where there is a comparison between aestetic and ethic life.

He’s lost in the multiplicity of the “1, women he has to seduce”.


And not just that: Retrieved from ” https: Since radical individuation, specificity, inwardness, and the development of subjectivity are central to Kierkegaard’s existential ethics, it diwry clear, essentially, that the spirit and intention of his practical ethics is divorced from the formalism of Kant. Once again he is writing about the inner and the outer aspects of tragedy.

A and B are the authors of the work, Eremita is the editor.

Diary of a Seducer

But now they are hid from your eyes. Engagement is, in its sdeucer, laughable. In the meantime, the loss is obvious, for neither logic nor actuality is served by placing actuality in the Logic. Thus he was tossed to and fro like a ball between the two, and ended in sheer despair.

The Seducer’s Diary

And what should I do about it? Scribe wanted to create a template for all playwrights to follow.

It is actually supposed to be by a Kierkegaard who has adopted a pseudonym Essays on Freedom, Narrative, and Virtue. A fundamental characteristic of the aesthete is immediacy.

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

Hunting is his game. We cry out to the whole world, and when it comes smiling to meet us, then we say: Defined by critical reflection: Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr.

He returned to Copenhagen in March with a draft of the manuscript, which was completed near the end of and published in February Honestly, I’ve been fascinated by Kierkegaard and Olsen’s relationship since I first heard a summary of their lives.