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. According to Kierkegaard, there are three stages or “spheres” of existence: the aesthetic, the ethical and the religious. In The Seducer’s Diary. “In the vast literature of love, The Seducer’s Diary is an intricate curiosity–a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success.

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Can remorse be shown on a stage?

We should note that the narrator includes three letters from Cordelia to Johannes which are placed at the beginning of the diary.

Expert Database Find experts with knowledge kierkegaardd It is a seducfr of opposites, of painful ironies.

Wikipedia says this about himKierkegaard, and Regine Olsen, the fiancee: In itself, the Seducer’s Diary is a complete book, even though it gives a unidirectional perspective, as different from the balanced perspective that Kierkegaard intended with the complete book. Only that will which obeys law, is free; for it obeys itself; it is independent and so free.

Soeren Kierkegaard, “The Seducer’s diary” (1843)

It showed him that he himself was an “esthete” who had conceived of authorship as a form of enjoyment. To starve me in this way is paltry of you, you who imagine that you are stronger than I am.

The desperate attempt of the miscarried Hegelian ethics to make the state into the court of last resort of ethics is a highly unethical attempt to finitize individuals, an unethical flight from the category of individuality to the category of the race. The Seducer’s Diary by Soren Kierkegaard ebook. Eventually, Cordelia takes notice, and poor Edward is soon discarded.


Crossing the boundaries of philosophy, theology, te, and literature, he is an influential figure in contemporary thought. In an keirkegaard confession, Johannes writes, I am an aesthete, an eroticist, who has grasped the nature and the point of love, who believes in love and knows it from the ground up, and I reserve for 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.

And when his conquest is complete, he must immediately move on lest boredom catch up with him: And not just that: That’s the only reason it loses a star for this edition.

The Seducer’s Diary

The Seducer’s Diary is neither boast nor apology, diwry is a wound implicit in the character idary Johannes, of Kierkegaard. There is only one way out, and that is to silence the deeper self by letting the roar of inconstancy drown it out. In my opinion, all this beauty and cleverness, together with love and the eternal, have infinite worth, but without that a relation between man and woman, which nevertheless essentially wants to express this, is not worth a pipe of tobacco.

Never have I cursed you because you have appeared; I curse you because you do not appear at iierkegaard. 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.

Wikipedia Not unusually for the era, it was published under a pseudonym. But just as Cordelia is ready to give herself completely she begins to understand what has happened. Mephistopheles says he’s “speaking like koerkegaard Don Juan”.

Just as a man changes his clothes for celebration, so a person preparing for the holy act of confession is inwardly changed. It has felt normal to me, and I wondered and still wonder if it is not singularly a paradigm of romantic normalcy – is love a myth? 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.


Both can choose to love te other but the “how” of love is what Kierkegaard is getting at. But the remorseful one, who comes behind, laboriously gathers up experience.

Then he makes sure to intervene unnoticed. What are you afraid of then? The power of such a seducer is speech, i.

Lo mismo da- de Juan, el seductor, y de Cordelia, la seducida. These papers are supposedly written by two different men: He calls the seduction: He was against systematizing anything in literature because the system brings the artist to a stop and he or she just settles down in the diady.

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This is a very effective medium for communicating his content. Published September 7th by Princeton University Press first published Kierkegaard, speaking in the voice of the upbuilding discourse at the end, says they are both wrong.

But you, who are the truth, only you, Savior and Redeemer, can secucer draw a person to yourself, which you have promised to do-that you will draw all to yourself. Kierkegaard’s role in all this appears to be that he deliberately sought to disconnect himself from the points of view expressed in his works, although the absurdity of his pseudonyms’ bizarre Latin names proves that he did not hope to thoroughly conceal his identity from the reader.