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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Like a Bayadere dancing to the honor of her gods, so have I devoted myself to your service. How could such exaggerated delicacy exist in one who had been so carefully taught from her childhood to adapt herself to those with whom she must live, and to make a virtue of necessity? Ademas de la notable escasez de consejos de aplicacion aeducer 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.

The Seducer’s Diary by Søren Kierkegaard

From time to time the author plainly reels to and fro like a drunken man. As for the main character seducing girls had been an esthetically tempting exercise and his only occupation throughout the book. But this work is also difficult to read without outrage. 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?

But just as Cordelia is ready to give herself completely kierkrgaard begins to understand what has happened. But to have dealings with this other does not mean giving assurance upon assurance, it means acting. Subjective volition Passion is that which sets men in activity, that which effects” practical” realization.


It is compensation for what is lacking inside.

The Seducer’s Diary

Or, to put it the other way: All unsuccessful attempts at conversion leave him who has been selected for a proselyte stubborn and obdurate, and this was especially the case with me when Lavater at last came out with the hard dilemma- Either Christian or Atheist!

Then he makes sure to intervene unnoticed. The nurse Mary went through the room. I feel ashamed to say that I have been a seducer.

Diary of a Seducer

The diary is a memento mori, not a trophy. None kiefkegaard the characters were the slightest bit appealing. Archived copy as title Webarchive template archiveis links Good articles.

Patrick StokesDeakin University. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Pretty sad and unhealthy, but so very common.

It’s more important to know yourself than historical persons. Either way, however, an individual can go too far in these realms and lose sight of his or her true self.

When nothing higher than myself is binding, if it is simply that I am to bind myself, then where as A, the one who binds, am I to acquire the strictness Kierkrgaard do not o as B, the one to be bound, if A and B are the same self? The first volume, the “Either”, describes the ” aesthetic ” phase of existence.

For him, tautology is the highest realm of thought. So Kierkegaard says to leave it all to God. Lo mismo da- de Juan, el seductor, y de Cordelia, la seducida.


And yet you know that that by which others are able is that by which they are altogether like you-so if it really were true that you cannot, then neither could the others.

Such egotistic sensuality as that of the hero of Kierkegaard’s work was absurd because the suffering he caused by the satisfaction of his desires necessarily involved him in suffering and, therefore, defeated his object.

He insisted that people go to plays to escape from reality and not for instruction. He exists, he lives, perhaps he is seeking me; he is seeking a soul which is capable of love for him. But what is this force, then by which Don Juan seduces? These memories are meticulously planned beforehand, masterly orchestrated, and eloquently described on the pages of the diary.

They’re both trying to find God in a childish way. La parte filosofica non esiste. Masterpieces of World Philosophy. Then he called to his soul and said: Instead of mindless hedonistic tendencies, enjoyments are contemplated and “cultivated” for maximum iierkegaard.

One must choose, and through one’s choices, one creates what one is. However the consciousness of it is the most impressive part of the work, not to say mildly shocking. Expert Database Find experts with knowledge in: Is ever Kierkegaard’s The Seducer’s Diary describes dairy man Johannes ‘s calculated scheme to seduce a young girl Cordelia into falling in love with him. He wrote about the muse as the occasion for inspiration.