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Either/Or: A Fragment of Life
Appearing in two volumes in under the pseudonymous editorship of Victor Eremita Latin for "victorious hermit" , it outlines a theory of human existence, marked by the distinction between an essentially hedonistic, aesthetic mode of life and the ethical life, which is predicated upon commitment. Each life view is written and represented by a fictional pseudonymous author, with the prose of the work reflecting and depending on the life view being discussed. For example, the aesthetic life view is written in short essay form, with poetic imagery and allusions , discussing aesthetic topics such as music , seduction , drama , and beauty. The ethical life view is written as two long letters, with a more argumentative and restrained prose, discussing moral responsibility , critical reflection , and marriage. The book's central concern is the primal question asked by Aristotle , "How should we live? If you would be a wrestler, consider your shoulders, your back, your thighs; for different persons are made for different things. Do you think that you can act as you do and be a philosopher, that you can eat, drink, be angry, be discontented, as you are now?
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Soren Aabye Kierkegaard was a 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian, generally recognized as the first existentialist philosopher. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. By signing up, I confirm that I'm over View all newsletter. Paperback Books Categories.
Par jacobs juan le samedi, juin 6 , - Lien permanent. Hong, Howard V. To write a book is the easiest of all things in our time, if, as is customary one takes ten older works on the same subject and out of them puts together an eleventh on the same subject. Yet Kierkegaard's aim was never to be purely abstract, and that's a big part of why I came to love his writings. During my visit to Freiburg [im Breisgau, where Husserl lived], learning that I had never read Kierkegaard, Husserl began not to ask but to demand - with enigmatic insistence - that I acquaint myself with the works of the Danish thinker. But it seems clear that Kierkegaard's ideas deeply impressed him.