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In Either/Or, using the voices of two characters - the aesthetic young man of part one, called simply 'A', and the ethical Judge Vilhelm of the second section - Kierkegaard reflects upon the search for a meaningful existence, contemplating subjects as diverse as Mozart, drama, boredom, and, in the famous Seducer's Diary, the cynical seduction and ultimate rejection of a young, beautiful woman. A masterpiece of duality, Either/Or is a brilliant exploration of the conflict between the aesthetic and the ethical - both meditating ironically and seductively upon Epicurean pleasures, and eloquently expounding the noble virtues of a morally upstanding life.
About The Author
Danish-born Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55) wrote on a wide variety of themes, including religion, psychology, and literature. He is remembered for his philosophy which was influential in the development of 20th century existentialism.
Part One: Containing the Papers of A
2. The Immediate Erotic Stages or the Musical Erotic
3. Ancient Tragedy's Reflection in the Modern
5. The Unhappiest One
6. Crop Rotation
7. The Seducer's Diary
Part Two: Containing the Papers of B: Letters to A
1. The Aesthetic Validity of Marriage
2. Equilibrium between the Aesthetic and the Ethical in the Development of Personality
3. Last Word
4. The Edifying in the Thought that Against God We Are Always in the Wrong
ISBN: 9780140445770 ISBN-10: 0140445773 Series: Penguin Classics Audience:
For Ages: 18+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 640 Published: 3rd June 1992 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1