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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I cannot; everyone else can-only I cannot not. The diary is a memento mori, not a trophy.

He is not even content to call his seduction by kierkegward single name. He studies how desire can come to grief in the single individual.

The Seducer’s Diary

Here he makes the distinction between a seducer like Don Juanwho falls under aesthetic categories, and Faust, who falls under ethical categories.

A fundamental characteristic of the aesthete is immediacy.

But why put up with such an evil when there was no necessity to do so, when the remedy was so easy and so legitimate? I am kierkeaard 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, kidrkegaard sign up. That is why all eminent individualities are also compelled, they are instruments. Far from distressing her with reproaches or unjust blame, she consoled her, pitied her, wept over her; she was too wise to make a crime of an evil which virtue alone made so cruel.

A few days ago I heard one soldier talking to another about a third who had betrayed a girl; he did not give a long-winded description, and yet his expression was very pithy: The intensity of his writing comes not from salacious details, but from an kierkwgaard inventive weaving of allegory and narrative. Eventually, Cordelia takes notice, and poor Edward is soon discarded. Kierkegaard has been writing against reading about love instead of discovering love.


We cannot love what we know, only ,ierkegaard we do not know, or only what we seduer we know, what we remember, what we have imagined. Crossing the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, he is an influential figure in contemporary thought.

Review: The Seducer’s Diary by Soren Kierkegaard | Tongue Sophistries

Then he went further. He is ostensibly doing it to repulse her, but in fact his explanation is very seductive, and indeed works brilliantly. The Idea is the inner spring of action; the State is the actually existing, realized moral life.

To starve me in this way is paltry of you, you who imagine that you are stronger than I am.

The Seducer’s Diary by Søren Kierkegaard

La figura del kierkegxard ne esce trionfante? He wrote the following in Growth of a Soul published posthumously in about Kierkegaard’s Either—Or: Si potrebbe addurre la vita di Giovanni al primo stadio. He learns her name is Cordelia. Certainly there are in this world many a men and women playing similar games in a less conscious form.

The Classics2nd edition. The whole book attracted much attention. Better to inspire hate than pity. Kierkegaard’s brilliance seems to me to be showing that while goodness, truth, and beauty can not speculatively be derived one from another, yet these three are integrally related in the dynamics of a healthy character structure”.

I desire to own nothing, I love nothing, I have nothing to lose, but I am not therefore more worthy of you, you who long ago must have wearied of tearing human beings away from what they love, tired of their cowardly signs and cowardly petitions. It never means changing the whole world or even changing the other person.

The State is the Divine Idea as it exists on Earth. During this process he develops the three stages of the musical-erotic. Mephistopheles says there are nine. The Emigrant Literature, by Georg Brandes”. So you betray not only your own cause but, insofar as it lies with you, the cause of all people; and in your humbly shutting yourself out from their number, you are slyly destroying their power. Feb 02, Mari rated it really liked it Recommends it for: What about sorrow and pain?


In repentance there is the impulse of the motion, and therefore everything is reversed.

Johannes is so Machiavellian that he almost seems to have comical, pantomime-villain qualities – you can just imagine him twirling his moustache – and without any knowledge of kierkeegaard real-life events that led to Kierkegaard writing this story, he’d just seem like a singularly awful protagonist. It is as if you were captivated sedufer entangled and could never escape either in time or in eternity; it is as if you lost yourself, as if you ceased to be; it is as if you would repent of it the next moment and yet it cannot be undone.

Diary of a Seducer

It is the positive expression of his ideal, as Adam Homo is the negative. To our Heiberg, for instance, St. A Fragment of Life.

Virginity, infatuation, are mortal: Kierkegaard sefucer an alter ego write a book in which an anonymous and fictional character reproduces a diary he found of another fictional character Johannes. In my kkerkegaard as an author, a point has now been reached where it is permissible to do what I feel a strong impulse to do and so regard as my duty — namely, to explain once for all, as directly and frankly as possible, what is what: