Augenblick: The Concept of the 'Decisive Moment' in 19th- by Koral Ward

By Koral Ward

Augenblick, that means actually 'In the blink of an eye', describes a 'decisive second' in time that's either fleeting but momentously eventful, even epoch-makingly major. during this e-book Koral Ward investigates the advance of the concept that into one of many center principles in Western existential philosophy along such thoughts as nervousness and person freedom. Ward examines the entire quantity of the belief of the 'decisive moment', within which an individual's complete life-project is open to an intensive reorientation. From its inception in Kierkegaard's works to the writings of Jaspers and Heidegger, she attracts on an enormous array of resources past simply the traditional figures of nineteenth and twentieth century Continental philosophy, discovering rules and examples in images, cinema, track, artwork, and the trendy novel.

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