Either/Or (Danish: Enten – Eller) is the first published work of the Danish philosopher Søren During his stay, Kierkegaard worked on the manuscript for Either/Or, took daily I have half a mind to write a counter-piece to “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. 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.

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Sseducer tal vez este sea un tema de expectativas, donde, enganado peor que Cordelia, la damita de la novela por el titulo quise ingenuamente encontrar algun artilugio que anadir a mi escasisimo arsenal para atarantar al sexo opuesto. In the vast literature of love, The Seducer’s Diary is an intricate curiosity–a feverishly intellectual sevucer to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast. Nevertheless in order not to make her sentimental or soft, irony stiffens her feelings again, but also gives her appetite for the nourishment most dear to her.

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The Seducer’s Diary

Emileby Jean Jacques Rousseau Foxley translation. It’s not the first Soren book i read, but this one is a great surprise for me. Even a one-night stand has lost its luster since the quality will be modest at best and condom use will be usually required, decreasing the overall sexual pleasure. Victor Eremita bought a secretary deskwhich was something external, and said, “a new period of your life must begin with the acquisition of the secretary”.

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 assail 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.

The Idea is the inner spring of action; the State is the actually existing, realized moral life. Commentary on KierkegaardD. Boredom rests upon the nothing that interlaces existence; its dizziness is infinite, like that which comes from looking into a bottomless abyss. Subjective volition Passion is that which sets men in activity, that which effects” practical” realization. The Concept of AnxietyNichol p.


When you have fully considered all these things, approach, if you please—that is, if, by parting with them, you have a mind to purchase serenity, freedom, and tranquillity. The second part of the work containing the philosopher’s “Discourse on Life as a Duty,” made a deeper impression on John. Historically he’s asking if one person can bring the inner life of a historical figure into view. Furthermore the Johannes character is so far away from the author Kierkegaard that it makes it hard for me to believe the story is autobiographical at all.

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?

After all, you are not supposed to give birth to another human being; you are supposed to give birth only to yourself. Kierkegaard is a writer with tremendous philosophical density, and every work of his must be read carefully, and preferably more than once. I myself feel what a sorry figure I cut these days when even the girls die as passionately of love as Falstaff passionately falls in the battle with Percy-and then rise up again, vigorous and nubile enough to drink to a fresh love.

He cites Arthur Schopenhauer to argue that women are less rational than men and so should be controlled by them.

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Kierkegaard said that it should be regarded as a calling. I will be your poet. The number of those who had no faith in Physiognomy, or, at least, regarded it as uncertain and deceitful, was very great; and several who had a liking for Lavater felt a desire to try him, and, if possible, to play him a trick. 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?

Kierkegaard believed the spiritual element was missing in Don Juan’s and in Faust’s view of life. Kierkegsard, Johannes succeeds in having Cordelia break the engagement herself.


Following the example of society, French literature had been making merry at the expense of marriage; Rousseau, therefore, defied the spirit of the times by writing a book in its honour. I know not; he is not kierkeaard those I have seen; and no doubt I shall never see him.

Mephistopheles says he’s “speaking like some Don Juan”. He sees the girl, th he is determined to make her his. I loved this work, mainly for Kierkegaard’s articulate expression of Johannes thoughts on love.

But confusion sets in for the poor girl because of mistaken identity. Soren Kierkegaard is regarded as one of the first, if not the very first, existentialist philosophers.

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However, remorse angeren seems to be a religious category specifically related to the Christian concept of deliverance. This is introduced later in Fear and Trembling. O tal vez este sea un tema de expectativas, donde, enganado peor que Cordelia, la damita de la novela por el titulo quise ingenuamente encontra Escribo esto afectado tal vez por el descubrimiento de un rubro nuevo que acabo de anadir a mi lista de activades estupidas: On the contrary, it can become very hard; it may become more difficult than the ghe easiness of sensate human life, but in this difficulty life also acquires ever deeper and deeper meaning.

Strives to become a better human being through taking an active role in shaping oneself and one’s manner of life. The game seems simple enough.

Every person around us is a riddle to us, a riddle with no discoverable answer.

His diary covers his pursuit of the innocent young Cordelia, even to the point of engagement. For Truth is the Unity of the universal and subjective Will; and the Universal is to be found in the State, in its laws, its universal and rational arrangements. Kirekegaard and truth are comprised of perfect opposites:

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