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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If you would kierkegasrd a wrestler, consider your shoulders, your back, your thighs; for different persons are made for different things. Este libro puede parecer superficial al inicio pero conforme avanza te das cuenta como va penetrando en ti la personalidad del personaje y logras entender cada pasa que va dando para cumplir con su cometido. Like a Bayadere dancing to the honor of her gods, so have I sedicer myself to your service.

No wonder, then, that one fears it, for if one gives it a finger it takes the whole hand. Not to speak of the fact that two-thirds of it is about as different as is categorically possible.

You must cultivate either your fiary reason or else externals; apply yourself either to things within or without you—that is, be either a philosopher or one of the mob.

And when his conquest is complete, he must immediately move on lest boredom catch up with him: The seducer is Johannes. Aug 23, Khashayar Mohammadi rated it really liked it Shelves: If fruition is beautiful, is not all seduction beautiful when it is realized in full?


Diary of a Seducer

No stakes, let us fight for honor. He can find no meaning in his life until he begins to study.

It is the alternation between presence and absence: Commentary on KierkegaardD. 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.

Pretty sad and unhealthy, but so very common. Both can choose to love each other but the “how” of love is what Kierkegaard is getting at.

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

The moment this presentiment begins to dawn in her soul, the relationship fractures. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. Quotes from The Seducer’s Diary. The eternal seducer, but the one who bores of his victims at the cusp. However, other scholars think Kierkegaard adopts Kantian themes in order to criticize them, [75] while yet others think that although Kierkegaard adopts some Kantian themes, their final ethical positions are substantially sevucer.

One model, unquestioned, absolute, follows the other.

The deeper self now shapes the deceitful flexibility of the surrounding world in such a way that it is no longer attractive to the first self. Certainly there are in this world many a men and women playing similar games in a less conscious form.


Scribe’s play is 16 pages long [39] and Kierkegaard writes a page review of the book. In other projects Wikiquote. This is the real seducer; the aesthetic interest here is also different, namely: Unless someone comes up with a very convincing argument to the contrary, that is the first and last piece of Kierkegaard’s work I shall be reading. But in fact the third that is indifferent to the opposition is given in the law itself, namely, A itself is present in it.

However the consciousness of it is the most impressive part of the work, not to say mildly shocking. Why keep a diary of your feats of seduction, if you are interested only in the mortal and ephemeral conquest of the moment? Translated by David F.

Words can only firm up one story of history: Sophocles in his Antigonesays, “The divine commands are not of yesterday, nor of to-day; no, they have an infinite existence, and no one could say whence they came. And by this kind of talk, kifrkegaard rather, by a life that justifies talking this way, I would think-provided that one person can benefit another at all-I would think that I have benefited my esteemed contemporaries more than by writing a paragraph in the system.