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Rear hide notes: "Soren Kierkegaard, the nineteenth-century Danish thinker rediscovered within the 20th century, is a massive effect in modern philosophy, faith, and literature. He looked Either/Or because the starting of his authorship, even if he had released prior 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 points of the 'either,' the esthetic view of existence. half II is an older friend's 'or,' the moral lifetime of built-in, actual personhood, elaborated in discussions of private changing into and of marriage. The solution of the 'either/or' is left to the reader, for there is not any half III till the looks of levels on Life's approach. The poetic-reflective creations of a grasp stylist and creative impersonator, the 2 males write in special methods acceptable to their respective positions."

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Let others complain that the times are evil. I complain that they are wretched, for they are without passion. People's thoughts are as thin and fragile as lace, and they themselves as pitiable as lace-making girls. The thoughts of their hearts are too wretched to be sinful. It is perhaps possible to regard it as sin for a worm to nourish such thoughts, but not for a human being, who is created in the image of God. Their desires are 12 28 Either/Or, I staid and dull, their passions drowsy. They perform their duties, these mercenary souls, but just like theJews, they indulge in trimming the coins a little; they think that, 63even though our Lord keeps ever so orderly an account book, they can still manage to trick him a little.

The lives of the rest of them generally have no meaning except to consume the conditions. To say that the meaning of life is to die seems to be a contradiction also. Real enjoyment consists not in what one enjoys but in the idea. If I had in my service a submissive jinni who, when I asked for a glass of water, would bring me the world's most expensive wines, deliciously blended, in a goblet, I would dismiss him until he learned that the enjoyment consists not in what I enjoy but in getting my own way.

92To a knowledge of the truth, I perhaps have come; to salvation, surely not. 93 What shall I do? Be active in the world, people say. Should I then communicate my sorrow to the world, make one more contribution to prove how pitiable and wretched everything is, perhaps discover a new, hitherto undetected stain [Plet] in human life? I could then reap the rare reward of becoming famous, just like the man who discovered the spots [pletter] on Jupiter. 94 I still prefer to remain silent. 9SHow much the same human nature is!

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