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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He will use irony, artifice, caprice, imagination and arbitrariness to engineer poetically satisfying possibilities; he is not so much interested in the act of seduction as in willfully creating its interesting possibility. Jul 03, Matthew rated it did not like it.

I first read this book right after “Fear and Trembling”; and having just finished such a weducer and dense philosophical book, I did not comprehend the point of “The Seducer’s Diary”, and how it fitted in Kierkegaard’s philosophical world.

Una lettura consigliatissima che, come qualcuno mi ha suggerito, ‘fa bene all Coscienza’.

Swenson and Lillian Marvin Swenson. We have in it, therefore, the object of History in a more definite shape than before; that in which Freedom obtains objectivity, and lives in the enjoyment of this objectivity. Battles are easily won and forgotten, wars are never fought. Kierkefaard radical individuation, specificity, inwardness, and the development of subjectivity are central to Kierkegaard’s existential ethics, it is clear, essentially, that the spirit and intention of his practical ethics is divorced from the formalism of Kant.

The second essay, called ” Shadowgraphs: Part II was his “Discourse on Life as a Duty, and when he reached the end of the work he found the moral philosopher in despair, and that all this teaching about duty had only produced a Philistine. Defined by critical reflection: Ademas de la notable kierkegasrd de consejos de aplicacion practica que yo esperaba de un titulo tan prometedor, complican la figura el uso de un lenguaje arcaico, a veces poetico y otras filosofico ramas ambas de las humanidades para las que tengo un entendimiento nulo.


No, what she will be healed by is a life-wisdom permeated with a certain religiousness, a not exactly unbeautiful compound of something of the estheticof the religiousand of a life-philosophy. Later in Concluding Unscientific Postscript he wrote; “inspiration is indeed an object of faith, is qualitatively dialectical, not attainable by means of quantification.

Is the question, “Who am I? A Fragment of Life. Seducer’s Diary is primarily a philosophical work from Soren Kierkegaard: Our young friend will always remain on the outside. This entire project is his: None of the characters were the slightest bit appealing. In the meantime, the loss is obvious, for neither logic nor actuality is served by placing actuality in the Logic. Soren Kierkegaard Author Soren Aabye Kierkegaard was a 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian, generally recognized as the first existentialist philosopher.

I love Kierjegaard, but this work made the country seem dull. So, you need to know: I placed the words in her mouth, and yet it is as if I abused her confidence; to me, it is as if she stood reproachfully behind me, and yet tne is the other way around, in her mystery she becomes ever more and more visible.

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. Scribe wanted to create a template for all playwrights to follow. Talvolta sembrava che gli fossi sconosciuta, talaltra tutto s’abbandonava a me; se mai poi lo cingevo con le mie braccia, allora improvvisamente tutto svaniva e io non abbracciavo che nuvole. How could it not be brilliant? Engagement is, in its essence, laughable. Did she not know that she was perfectly independent in this matter, that whatever her choice, it would be approved, for it was sure to be good?

This is indeed the way it is; the world around us is inconstant and can be changed into the opposite at any moment, and there is not one person who can force this change by his own might or by the conjuration of his wish. All of it, however, amounts to little more than obvious figleaves for a desire to reclaim power over women. The Aunt agrees, and Cordelia and Johannes begin their journey.


Even a one-night stand has lost its luster since the quality will be modest at best and condom use will be usually required, decreasing the overall sexual pleasure. Both can choose to love each other but the “how” of love is what Kierkegaard is getting at. Wikipedia says this about himKierkegaard, and Regine Olsen, the fiancee: Crossing the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, he is an influential figure in contemporary thought. But I guess I can not bear not to read such a good book It occurred to me that this was a service to understanding Kierkegaard, whose esthetic and ethical insights have been much slighted by those enamored of his religion of renunciation and transcendence.

The Seducer’s Diary

And the format was, in theory, a good one. This was his acquaintance with two men,—an author and a remarkable personality.

The size of the spheres are for illustrative purposes only. Furthermore, Kierkegaard was a close reader of the aesthetic works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the ethical works of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

Faust then calls the devil a Master Moraliser.

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

We get the impression that, for Johannes, the events exist so that they might be recorded — not the other way around. But this also implies he is in the very highest disfavor.

If you have ever been in love, truly in love, you will feel it written within the pages of this book.