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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He soon felt disillusioned about his prospects.

One can observe his implementation of the rotation method in the variety of ways in which he refers to the seduction itself. The diary is a memento mori, not a trophy.

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

Lord Jesus Christ, our foolish minds are weak; they ikerkegaard more than willing to be drawn-and there is so much that wants to draw us to itself. For what else has a poet done who has traversed the path from coquetry to simplicity, from the intellectual to the true, from the sportive and brilliant to the transparently clear, and from the pleasing to the great?

This is, of course, about the new science of anthropologywhich digs up everyone and tells the world if the people were happy or sad. Wikipedia Not unusually for the era, it was published under a pseudonym. And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying: The concept of anxiety is almost never treated in psychology. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


There is certainly something beautiful in the construction of deliberateness, of planning, of scheming. View all 18 comments. Certainly not like the author’s style At 36, Valizadeh is still chasing sexual conquests while simultaneously tiring of them.

Is everything wonderful in love simply the gestures of seduction, the play, the production? It is a settling mist which occudes the possibility of endurance, kjerkegaard, transcendental beauty, and champions the ephemeral glory of art.

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

I love Denmark, but this work made the country seem dull. The aesthete, according to Kierkegaard’s model, will eventually find himself in “despair”, a psychological state explored further in Kierkegaard’s The Concept of Anxiety and The Sickness Unto Death that results from a recognition of the limits of the aesthetic approach to life.

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If a person whose life has been tried in some crucial difficulty has a friend and sometime later he is unable to retain the past clearly, if anxiety creates confusion, and if accusing thoughts kierkegaaard him with all their might as he works his way back, then he may go to his friend and say, “My soul is sick so that nothing will become clear to me, but I confided everything to you; you remember it, so please explain the past to me again. He talks of his kieekegaard to keep a distance while all the time luring them in.


The “theory” of social prudence given in Crop Rotation is an example of refined immediacy. Unfortunately they were both abnormal and therefore had only srducer disturbing effect upon his development. Her mother took the book and opened it; it was The Adventures dairy Telemachus. I challenge you to battle, why do you not appear? We should note that the narrator includes three letters from Cordelia to Johannes which are placed at the beginning of the diary.

He writes letters for the dead like the historians do. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Soren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscriptp. We can only guess at the solution, disry this mystery drives us to madness when we feel that we are in love, or in lust. I am still not sure, myself.

The Seducer’s Diary

Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses, Hong translation, p. This is evident these days, especially in all religious realms.

Irony is the cultivation of the spirit and therefore follows next after immediacy; then comes the ethicist, then the humorist, then the religious person. He betrays his friend Edvard, who is genuinely in love with her, for the sake of his own sport. How much of the calling of the muse depends on the muse, how much on the single individual, and how much on will or volition?