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

This section deals with theological questions.

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

But God always does business wholesale, and probability is a security that is not registered in heaven. For the eager traveler who travels lightly along the way does not, in this fashion, learn to know it as well as a wayfarer with a heavy burden.

He had ordered of a painter in Frankfort, who was not without talent, the profiles of several well known persons. It’s interesting to see what different takes Cohen and Lodge have on this affair. It’s a shame this book is much less than it could be, even considering the ages passe This was deadly boring and seems rather naive as a part of a philosophical work. I feel ashamed to say that I have been a seducer.

He makes her acquaintance. There are three existence spheres: No detail is too small to escape Johannes.

Este libro puede parecer superficial al inicio pero conforme avanza te das cuenta como va penetrando en ti la personalidad del personaje y logras entender cada pasa que va dando para cumplir con su cometido. If I look at a sheet of paper, there may seem to be nothing remarkable about it, but when I hold it up to the light and look through it, then I discover the delicate inner inscriptions, too ethereal, as it were, to be perceived directly. Lavater’s agent ventured upon the jest of sending Bahrdt’s portrait as mine, which soon brought back a merry but thundering epistle, full of all kinds of expletives and asseverations that this was not my picture,-— together with everything that on such an occasion Lavater would naturally have to say in confirmation of the doctrine of Physiognomy.


He betrays his friend Edvard, who is genuinely in love with her, for the sake of his own sport. Kierkegaard and Olsen met on 8 May [she was 14, kierkegzard was 24] and were instantly attracted to each other, but sometime around 11 August he had second thoughts. Subjects Philosophy Sociology Nonfiction.

He can find no meaning in his life until he begins to study. Art, science, dogma and ethics constantly change. The one who merely strives to get on does kidrkegaard learn to know the way as well as the remorseful man.

My seduceer relation to the Christian religion lay merely in my sense and feeling, kierkkegaard I had not the slightest notion of that physical affinity to which Lavater inclined.

He drives her to break off the engagement. Commitments are made by being an active kierkegaare in society, rather than a detached observer or outsider. 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.

Pretty sad and unhealthy, but so very common. This history is of a different kind, for in this history he stands in relation to other individuals in the race, and to the whole race, and this history contains painful things, and yet he is the person he is only through this history.

The Seducer’s Diary

It is impossible for me, in A, really to be stricter than I am in B, or wish to be that. Oh, that I had never heard those words, that with my grief I had been allowed to go my way undisturbed-and with my wish. He stealthily pursues the innocent Cordelia until she becomes increasingly drawn to him. He wrote about the muse as the occasion for inspiration.


Whatever they relate to in an external way will never make them happy or give them meaning. The reaction beautifies and develops the one desired, who flushes in enhanced beauty by its reflection.

Furthermore, Kierkegaard was a close reader of the aesthetic works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the ethical works of Georg Xiary Friedrich Hegel.

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

He talks of his abilities to keep a distance while a Reason for reading: Instead, Johannes explains in painstaking detail how he is manipulating Cordelia towards his predetermined end. At 36, Valizadeh is still chasing sexual conquests while simultaneously tiring of them.

Comparison is the most disastrous association that love can enter into; comparison is the most dangerous acquaintance love can make; comparison is the worst of all seductions. Or has the pendulum of the world system stopped, is your riddle solved, so that you too have hurled yourself into the sea of eternity? The book is the first of Kierkegaard’s works written pseudonymouslya practice he employed during the first half of his career.

But I guess I can not bear not to read such a good book For this reason, anxiety is not found in the beast, precisely because by nature the beast is not qualified as spirit. Did you know that The Conversation is a nonprofit reader-supported global news organization? Become a Friend today. When I take a shadowgraph in my hand, it makes no impression upon me, and gives me no clear conception of it.