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Johannes the seducer's diary or the seduced Kierkegaard's diary
[El diario de Juan el seductor o de un Kierkegaard seducido]
Jose Garcia Martin – Martina Pavlikova – Igor Tavilla
DOI: 10.18355/XL.2018.11.02.25
The author addresses a series of problematic questions that arise in any study or research of the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. These issues concern both the writer and his work. Such issues include, for example, the problem of pseudonyms in the area of communication, with references to his position on knowledge and truth. The purpose here is to present a sophisticated contextual interpretation, from a historical and socio-cultural perspective, of the aesthetic life, modernity and its seduction, with reference to Kierkegaard’s The Seducer’s Diary. At the same time, the author explores the pseudonym of John the Seducer and the fundamental values in Kierkegaard’s works. These include discussion of the "I" or category of individuality, to which Kierkegaard continually refers to his work, as opposed to the impersonal. In this way, both the seducer and the seduced are identified in Kierkegaard’s work.

Key words: Kierkegaard, pseudonyms, communication, method, seduction, situation, reduplication, truth

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