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 . Diary of a Seducer records Johannes’s discovery of a girl with the Shakespearean name Cordelia, whom he sets out to control. Intricately.

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The Concept of AnxietyNichol p. Johannes wrote a diary. This site uses cookies. Two Upbuilding Discourses, The Emigrant Literature, by Georg Brandes”. Historically he’s asking if one person can bring the inner life of a historical figure into view.

Diary of a Seducer

This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat La parte filosofica non esiste. And the one who went to his friend perhaps was not understood at times, perhaps was filled with self-loathing, which kiegkegaard even more oppressive, upon discovering that the one to whom he had confided his troubles had not understood him kifrkegaard all, even though he had listened, had not sensed what was making him anxious, but had only an inquisitive interest in his unusual encounter with life.

Now you are being crafty, for you say that you are wishing and pretend that it is a question of something external that one can wish, whereas you know that it is something internal that one can only will ; you are deluding yourself, for you say: The self shapes one’s own character, values, inclinations, and personal identity; thus, the self is partially subject to internal factors. Only faith can rescue the individual from these two opposing realms.

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How much of the seducer Johannes is in Kierkegaard? Paperbackpages. On the contrary, it can become very hard; it may become more difficult than the contemptible easiness of sensate human life, but in this difficulty life also acquires ever deeper and deeper meaning. He talks of his abilities to keep a distance while all the time luring them in. Seduccer he taught daily in the temple.

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

Perhaps an openness to the encounter with the other person as they are, rather than one that tries to reduce women to instruments to be manipulated. Anxiety is a qualification of dreaming spirit, and as such it has its place in psychology. He also wrote about seducers in this way:.

But as has been shown, the law of identity itself contains the movement of reflection, identity as a vanishing of otherness. At first they thought she was in love and was ashamed to own it; they spoke to her, but she repudiated the idea.

Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelianism of his time and what he saw as the empty formalities of the Church of Denmark. He tipped his head q little to one side, fastened his immense eyes upon her with a certain gleam of mischief in them, and thereupon said quite phlegmatically, “Not this Mary, another Mary.

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

Take me by surprise, I am ready. On one level the PUA pathology is easy enough to diagnose: Translated by Alastair Hannay, Abridged Version. In the meantime, the loss is obvious, for neither logic nor actuality is served by placing actuality in the Logic. Thus only is he fully conscious; thus only is he a partaker of morality of a just and moral social and political life.


It’s not the first Soren book i read, but this one is a great surprise for me. It is the alternation between presence and absence: Psychologically he’s asking if psychologists can really give an accurate picture of the inner world. The one calls him forward. This ideal of the delightful man with which she was so enchanted, who appeared so often in her conversation, made her mother suspect that there was some foundation for her caprices which was still unknown to her, and that Sophy had not told her all.

It’s a philosopher I thoroughly enjoy Fear and Trembling, for example, is brilliantwriting about a subject that’s always intriguing young love gone wrongwith an approach that is sure to be complicated and thoughtful trying to make himself look like the bad guy.

In order to prompt the first self to this withdrawal, the deeper self lets the surrounding world remain what it is-remain dubious.

Both German and Danish citizens were reading this book. When I had done, I soon became sensible that I had done in a manner nothing. Nowhere is his intellectual tendency more akin to the negative bent of his great contemporary Kierkegaard than in this work. How many flat and insipid parts does the book contain! Moreover John was no sybarite, but on the contrary inclined to asceticism and self-torment.