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 Seducer’s Diary

To this end, Kierkegaard casts himself as the manipulative narrator, Johannes, while the Regine character is named Cordelia. No detail is too small to escape Johannes.

Mephistopheles says he’s “speaking like some Don Juan”. The conception of Humanity which had been formed in himself and in his own sedcer, was so completely akin to the living image of Christ which he cherished within him, that it was impossible for him to understand how a man could live and breathe without at the same time being a Christian.

All you can do is ask “why”? He cites Arthur Schopenhauer to argue that women are less rational than men and so should be controlled by them.


Translated by David F. Kierkegaard’s brilliance seems to me to be showing that while goodness, truth, and beauty can not speculatively be derived one from another, yet these three are integrally related in the dynamics of a healthy character structure”.

Her circle of friends, her family, her daily schedule.

Seduction is methodical, thought-out, deliberate. However, after reading the book he “felt sinful”. This site uses cookies. However, other scholars think Kierkegaard adopts Kantian themes in order to criticize them, [75] while yet others think that although Kierkegaard adopts some Kantian themes, their final ethical positions are substantially different.

See “Hume and Kierkegaard” by Richard Popkin.

Diary of a Seducer (Continuum Impacts) Søren Kierkegaard: Continuum

And when his conquest is complete, he must immediately move on lest boredom catch up with him: He says ethics are the highest. In other words, even if you z 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 kierkegqard. Engagement is, in its essence, laughable. Wikipedia says thi The seducer is Johannes.

He studies how desire can come to grief in the single individual. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Essays on Freedom, Narrative, and Virtue. It is desire, the energy of sensuous desire.

Diary of a Seducer

The second essay, called ” Shadowgraphs: When you are anxious, it is because you are wishing; anxiety is a form of wishing, and you know that you must not wish-then he went further. Want to Read saving…. It is a settling mist which occudes the possibility of endurance, happiness, transcendental beauty, and champions the ephemeral glory of art.


For the days shall come upon you when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you and hem you in on every side, and then will dash you to the ground and your children within you will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.

You need a bit of context to understand The Seducer’s Diary: Kierkegaard, speaking in the voice of the upbuilding discourse at the end, says they are both wrong. The hunter is in fact the doomed quarry. The difference is that the pursuit of pleasure is tempered with ethical values and diray.

Words can only firm up one story of history: Her mother took the book and opened it; it was The Adventures of Telemachus. Reading it gives me painlike every woman that read this book would; but I guess I can not sleep tonight without finishing it He’s trying to find God by studying the past as Hegel did. It is compensation for what is lacking inside.