Soeren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, Christian and one of the founders of existentialism. This novel features a seducer who strives to seize an. After the first article on Kierkegaard (Kierkegaard’s Philosophy), we will publish three as embodied his character (Johannes) in the Journal of the Seducer. According to Kierkegaard, there are three stages or “spheres” of existence: the aesthetic, the ethical and the religious. In The Seducer’s Diary.

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Kierkegaard on seduction pipteinpteron. La figura del seduttore ne esce trionfante? Scribe wanted to create a template for all kiekegaard to follow. Or do you think I am not worthy? To our Heiberg, for instance, St.

Defined by critical reflection: 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, a wound masked as a boast. The diary is a memento sedjcer, not a trophy.

A day of shopping, to be in the store where she is at. 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. Does the Christian faith do justice, for instance, to the fact that increasing freedom has set the commandment, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,” in a larger frame of reference than ever before in history?

An important aspect of Kierkegaard’s life — generally considered to have had a major influence on his work — was his broken engagement to Regine Olsen — Her mother took the book and opened it; it was The Adventures of Telemachus.

The Seducer’s Diary records Johannes’s discovery of a girl with the Shakespearean name Cordelia, whom he sets out to control. Then he makes sure to intervene unnoticed. The whole book attracted much attention. I am no visionary; I desire no prince, I seek no Telemachus, I know he is only an imaginary person; I seek some one like him. Should I kill spiders in my home?


With what native genius does not a little child often show us a living image of the greater relation. Faust says to Mephistopheles, “Listen, you must get that girl for me! Was it for the sake of society to which one was under obligations? Johannes, a brilliant intellectual, uses the ripple effect of thought to determine the out come of each move that he plots.

In itself, the Seducer’s Diary is a complete book, even though it gives a unidirectional perspective, as different from the balanced perspective that Kierkegaard intended with the complete book.

Diary of a Seducer

Just as the ethical sphere is a passageway-which one nevertheless does not pass through once and for all-just as repentance is its expression, so repentance is the most dialectical. She is my creation, her thoughts are my thoughts, and yet it is as if I had rested with her in a night of love, as if she had entrusted me with her deep secret, breathed it and her soul out in my embrace, and as if in the same moment she changed before me, vanished, so that her actuality could only be traced in the mood that remained, instead of the converse being true, that my mood brought her forth to a greater and greater actuality.

I will be your poet. See 1 question about The Seducer’s Diary…. In an autobiographical confession, Johannes writes, I am an aesthete, an eroticist, who has grasped the nature and the point of love, who believes in love and knows it from the ground up, and I reserve for myself only the private opinion that no love affair should last more that a half a year at most and that any relationship is over as soon as one has enjoyed the ultimate.


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Why keep a diary of your feats of seduction, if you are interested only in the mortal and ephemeral conquest of the moment? It reduces women to sites for the agency of men, mere mechanisms for producing sex and comfort. Virginity, infatuation, are mortal: For that I have to use notes.

It is comic that the action in the vaudeville revolves around four marks and eight shillings, and it is the same here also.

Pleasure disappoints, kierkebaard never. Solal spends about 30 pages describing in great detail to Ariane all the psychological tricks he uses when he goes about performing a seduction, complaining that women are dumb enough to fall for it, and indeed require this kind of treatment.

The Seducer’s Diary

This entire project is his: Likewise, choosing an aeducer way of life only appeals to the aesthete, ruling Judge Vilhelm’s ethics as inconsequential and preferring the pleasures of seduction. In other words, even if you could somehow disentangle it from its misogynistic focus of conquest and exploitation and its perpetuation and glorification of rape culture, the PUA mode of existence is a dead end.

But the remorseful one, who comes behind, laboriously gathers up experience. It was not long before I formed a connection with Lavater. He talks of his abilities to keep a distance while a Reason for reading: That is why all eminent individualities are also compelled, they are sedufer.