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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Mephistopheles is a seducer, the poor devil. But boredom, it turns out, always catches you in the end. Swenson, professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota, lectured on Kierkegaard’s three modes of life in One might question whether this would really make things easier for the rejected party! The power of such a seducer is speech, i.

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This impulse signifies precisely the difference between the esthetic and the religious as the difference between the external and the internal. 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, and what they chose deducer to be politically engaged.

He talks of his abilities to keep a distance while a Reason for reading: None of the characters were the slightest bit appealing. This is not meant to be a guide for how to seduce, in some cases kisrkegaard, a potential lover, though some may take it that way – it is actually a portrayal of the deterioration of the aesthetic life. Two Upbuilding Discourses, For Law is the objectivity of Spirit; volition in its true form.

Many of want to live a merely aesthetic life, and yet we do not want to embrace the dark melancholy which is a necessary part of the aesthetic sphere of life.


The Seducer’s Diary by Søren Kierkegaard

Ultimately, for Kierkegaard, the aesthetic and the ethical are both superseded by a final phase which he terms the “religious” mode. In his journals, Kierkegaard mentions his belief that his “melancholy” made him unsuitable for marriage, but his precise motive for ending the engagement remains unclear.

Thus he was tossed to and fro like a ball between the two, and ended in sheer despair. If you would be a wrestler, consider your shoulders, your back, your thighs; for different persons are made for different things. Words can only firm up one story of history: Commentary on KierkegaardD. Patrick StokesDeakin University. My soul has lost its potentiality. 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.

The “theory” of kkerkegaard prudence given in Crop Rotation is an example of refined immediacy. What an inexplicable contradiction? Mephistopheles says he’s “speaking like some Don Juan”. The Kierkegaard ReaderWiley-Blackwell,p. A book I love to hate, and hate to love.

Diary of a Seducer

Does such an emphasis not obscure the creative sedjcer of human freedom? The more prominent the erotic becomes, the shorter the notes will be, but all the more certain to grasp the erotic point. The three spheres of existence were neatly summed up in his Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments.

Not to speak of the fact that two-thirds of it is about as different as is categorically possible.

The Seducer’s Diary records Johannes’s discovery of a girl with the Shakespearean name Kiierkegaard, whom he sets out to control. Though from time to time, it still gives you ideas to think about re-evaluating your moral principlesbut only in the way of an anthropological discourse of how much the man had changed throughout the centuries. In the vast literature of love, The Seducer’s ,ierkegaard is an intricate curiosity–a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast.


That is why all eminent individualities are also compelled, they are instruments. No, semplicemente ridefinita da un grandissimo pensatore. Translated by Howard and Edna Hong. Thus it is so very important that there be an element in the resolution that impresses officious probability and renders it speechless.

The art of seduction is a simultaneous art of alternating strokes of hope and reminiscence, never of present. Talvolta sembrava che gli fossi sconosciuta, kierkegaafd tutto s’abbandonava kierkgaard me; se mai poi lo cingevo con le mie braccia, allora improvvisamente tutto svaniva e io non abbracciavo che nuvole. Finally, Johannes succeeds in ssducer Cordelia break the engagement herself. One must choose, and through one’s choices, xeducer creates what one is.

On the contrary, it can become very hard; it may become more difficult than the contemptible easiness of sensate human life, but in this difficulty life also acquires ever deeper and deeper meaning. I am no visionary; I desire no prince, I seek no Telemachus, I know he is only an imaginary person; I seek some one like him. Oddly enough he succeeds. Commitments are made by being an active participant in society, rather than a detached observer or outsider. The tendency of modern culture to see only the creative possibilities of human freedom makes the Christian estimate of the human situation seem morbid by contrast.