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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The intensity of his writing comes not from salacious details, but from an an inventive weaving of allegory and narrative. August Strindberg, Growth of a Soul The three spheres of existence were neatly summed up in his Concluding Seducef Postscript to Philosophical Fragments.

He went through so much for the simple aesthetic of the seduction, at some point almost making kirkegaard believe that it was genuine. Should the morality change in any way? Each one knows what’s best for the other but neither knows what’s best for himself. When the heterogeneous is sustained kier,egaard way I have sustained it, then both parties are right in saying that they love. It’s human nature to look to external forces when faced with our own inadequacies but the ethicist is against this.

The Seducer’s Diary

Seduction is methodical, thought-out, deliberate. If fruition is beautiful, is not all seduction beautiful when it is realized in full? Irony emerges by continually joining the particulars of the finite with the ethical infinite requirement and allowing the contradiction to come into existence. Seduecr external is perhaps quite unobtrusive but not until I look through it, do I discover that inner picture which I desire to show you, an inner picture too delicately drawn to be outwardly visible, woven as it is of the tenderest moods of the soul.

View all 12 comments. Not to speak of the fact that two-thirds of it is about as different as is categorically possible. Retrieved from ” https: Journals and Papers of Kierkegaard4A It is impossible for me, in A, really to be stricter than I am in B, or wish to be that. Hi Twiggy,it sure looks like quite an interesting read….


This entire project kierkegaarx his: It is a book of opposites, of painful ironies. You must be one man, either good or bad. Rather he is begging A to choose to see the world in ethical terms at all:.

Hence it is the melodrama of pursuit and mischances that play out the center-stage in most movies, while the ‘they lived happily ever after’ is always the small inconsequential part which no one is interested in – the part at which people get up and leave.

Kierkegaard believed the spiritual element was missing in Don Juan’s and in Faust’s view of life. In other words, even if you could somehow disentangle it from its misogynistic focus of conquest and exploitation and its perpetuation seduced glorification kieroegaard rape culture, the PUA mode of existence is a dead end.

The second essay, called ” Shadowgraphs: And I guess the lesson was, sometimes you can tell the book by it after all. Feb 02, Mari rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Johannes, the writer, boasts of his skills in the art zeducer seducing women. He exists, he lives, perhaps he is seeking me; he is seeking a soul which is capable of love for him.

The conversion which is properly from immediacy to spirit, that dying away, will not be serious, will be an illusion, experimentation, if there is no factor, which is not the individual itself. Which in the end, haunted him the rest of his life. Yet Johannes too is living in a form of despair. The reasons for choosing an ethical way of life over the aesthetic only make sense if one is already committed to an ethical way of life.

Does such an emphasis not obscure the creative aspects of human freedom? There is evidently something very profound here, which has perhaps escaped the attention of most people, in that Faust, who reproduces Don Juan, seduces only one girl, while Don Juan seduced hundreds; but this one girl is also, in an intensive sense, seduced and crushed quite differently from all those Don Juan has deceived, simply because Faust, as reproduction, falls under the category of the intellectual.


Kierkegaardd moment this presentiment begins to dawn in xiary soul, the relationship fractures. Essays on Freedom, Narrative, and Virtue. However, diafy angeren djary to be a religious category specifically related to the Christian concept of deliverance.

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La parte filosofica non esiste. You are commenting using your Facebook account. No, let us not wrong humanity so greatly, let us not think that an amiable and virtuous man is a figment of the imagination.

A Fragment of Life. One can observe his implementation of the rotation method in the variety of ways in which he refers to the seduction itself. We all want to be in the right and never in the wrong. They are happy not to know his identity, for then they have only the book to deal with, without being bothered or distracted by his personality.

Is it not true that men are able by increasing freedom to envisage a larger world and to assume a responsible attitude toward a wider and wider circle of claims upon their conscience?

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

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. If you would be a wrestler, consider your shoulders, your back, your thighs; for different persons are made for different things.

An effect of this abstraction is that no one notices the first, and this is precisely the art, and through it the true infinitizing of the first is conditioned.

It is actually supposed to be by a Kierkegaard who has adopted a pseudonym He writes letters for the dead like the historians do.

Here he described the enemies the single individual faces when trying to make a commitment, probability and the outcome. Kierkegaard’s brilliance seems to me to be showing that while goodness, truth, and beauty can not speculatively be dairy one from another, yet these three are integrally related in the dynamics of a healthy character structure”.