Either/Or, Part I (Kierkegaard's Writings, 3)

Either/Or, Part I (Kierkegaard's Writings, 3)


Søren Kierkegaard, the nineteenth-century Danish thinker rediscovered within the 20th century, is a massive effect in modern philosophy, faith, and literature. He seemed Either/Or because the starting of his authorship, even if he had released previous works on Hans Christian Andersen and irony. The pseudonymous volumes of Either/Or are the writings of a tender guy (I) and of pass judgement on William (II). The ironical younger man's papers contain a set of sardonic aphorisms; essays on Mozart, sleek drama, and tedium; and "The Seducer's Diary." The seeming miscellany is a reflective presentation of facets of the "either," the esthetic view of life.

Part II is an older friend's "or," the moral lifetime of built-in, actual personhood, elaborated in discussions of non-public turning into and of marriage. The answer of the "either/or" is left to the reader, for there's no half III till the looks of Stages on Life's Way. The poetic-reflective creations of a grasp stylist and ingenious impersonator, the 2 males write in specified methods applicable to their respective positions.

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