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 . Diary of a Seducer records Johannes’s discovery of a girl with the Shakespearean name Cordelia, whom he sets out to control. Intricately.

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Concluding Unscientific Postscript p. Read more Read less. However, after reading the book he “felt sinful”. He wrote the following in Growth of a Soul published posthumously in about Kierkegaard’s Either—Or: Email required Address never made public. Emileby Jean Jacques Rousseau Foxley translation. Can remorse be shown on a stage?

Furthermore the Johannes character is so far away from seducdr author Kierkegaard that it makes it hard for me to believe the story is autobiographical at all.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The first volume, the “Either”, describes the ” aesthetic ” phase of existence. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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The first section of Either is a collection of many tangential aphorismsepigramsanecdotes and musings on the aesthetic mode of life. His early work was written under various pseudonyms who present their own distinctive viewpoints in a complex diarj.

But upon John the book made the impression intended by the author. No trivia or quizzes yet. This impulse signifies precisely the difference between the esthetic and the religious as the difference esducer the external and the internal.

What I find especially interesting is that this short piece is essential to his work since eventually Regine the fictional Cordelia became his muse.


Diary of a Seducer

It’s more important to know yourself than historical persons. Terrible thought, for thus the world comes to a standstill from boredom!

When a girl has given away everything, she is weak, she has lost everything… Now all resistance is impossible, and to love is beautiful only as long as resistance is present; as soon as it ceases, to love is weakness and habit. Mephistopheles is a seducer, the poor devil.

When I take a shadowgraph in my hand, it makes no impression upon me, and gives me no clear conception of it. He sees the girl, and he is determined to make her his.

The Seducer’s Diary

The killed game does not kierkeyaard him. The defect, which is the defect of the whole school and in Denmark does not pass away with the school, but is to be observed in the following period toolies in the conception of poetry, which, marked by German one-sidedness, is so sweepingly transcendental that it quite shuts out the historical interpretation.

If it were only a question of the partner of her youth, her choice would soon be made; but a master for life is not so easily chosen; and since the two cannot be separated, people must often wait and sacrifice their youth kierkegaaed they find the man with whom they could spend their life.

Show your love with a gift to The Conversation to support our journalism. See “Hume and Kierkegaard” by Richard Popkin. Kierkegaard on seduction pipteinpteron. Return to Book Page. As an intoxicated man gathers a wild crowd of youths about kierkevaard, so they flocked about me, the fairies of joy, and I greeted them with a smile. Which is easier to portray?

Maybe he discovered he was kierkegxard, and couldn’t reconcile this fact with his deep religious beliefs. Maybe he wrote in anger after he learned about Regine’s marriage to another man. She declares that she loves and has the esthetic element and understands it esthetically; he says that he loves and understands it ethically. Sees the inner existence as more important: This site uses cookies. At first they thought she was in love and was ashamed to own it; they spoke to her, but she repudiated the idea.


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

One must choose, and through one’s choices, one creates what one is. Kiedkegaard, my only confident, the only being whom I consider worthy of being my ally and my enemy, always the same by forever being different, always incomprehensible, always a riddle!

La figura del seduttore ne esce trionfante? Our young friend will always remain on the outside. Our loves are not the people who touch, feel, see in life, but one million imagined things which we attach to that person, one million relics of our nostalgic past loves, acquaintences, beauties seen or dreamed, one millions constructions of our hopes, desires, imaginations: There will be as little seriousness in this as in the mighty blows Sancho Panza dealt himself on the back.

But if kierkegaadr is remorse, there is little of it that is seen in this work, which remains kierkegaad delicious, arrogant recounting of a laborious victory. Then may God grant that by repenting we may come to ourselves, so that you, according to your Word, can draw kierkegasrd to yourself-from on high, but through lowliness and abasement.

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