Re: [The Existential Society] Did Kierkegaard influence my relationship?
- James, if I can enquire, what do you mean here? What connotations do
you give to 'self-absorbed' and 'full of it'? It may help to explain
our absolute disconnect in things Kierkegaardian.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "<none>"
> I think if he did, he was just as self absorbed and full of it as
> Kierkegaard was in his own decision with Regine Olson.
> Jim Rovira
> --- Melissa Lane <melissalane@c...> wrote:
> > What do you think?
- We don't have an absolute disconnect that I can see, Will. We
interpret one passage differently, but both believe the leap brings
about an absolute change. I simply qualify that statement a bit (all
this is in reference to a discussion we're having on the Kierkegaard
list). But to the point, I don't think Kierkegaard had good reason to
dump Regine, perhaps even wasn't sure of his reasons himself at the
time, although there were some comments about her forwardness. I think
that event was an exercise in bad faith on his part. I could work it
out to the point where I saw -why- he may have felt the need to do so:
he needed to devote himself to writing, he didn't want the
distractions, he was married to philosophy, etc. But all this ignores
why he proposed to her to begin with. He never quit loving her that I
can see: he was faithful to her, emotionally, all his life, even trying
to leave his estate to her. He was just a dummy on this point, I
--- Will Brown <wilbro99@...> wrote:
> James, if I can enquire, what do you mean here? What connotations do
> you give to 'self-absorbed' and 'full of it'? It may help to explain
> our absolute disconnect in things Kierkegaardian.