Either/Or is 1843 work by the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard about two disparate life philosophies. The work is divided into two sections, representing the two different philosophical views. The first section, Either, glorifies an aesthetic lifestyle in which hedonism and solipsism are willfully embraced through a series of short essays on art, romance and pleasure. The second section, Or, is presented as two letters sent by a judge to a young friend. The letters defend an ethical lifestyle characterized by duty, marriage and moral integrity.