Augenblick : the concept of the 'decisive moment' in 19th- and 20th-century western philosophy (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Augenblick : the concept of the 'decisive moment' in 19th- and 20th-century western philosophy

Author: Koral Ward
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Augenblick, meaning literally 'in the blink of an eye', describes a 'decisive moment' in time that is both fleeting yet momentously eventful, even epoch-makingly significant. In this book Koral Ward investigates the development of the concept into one of the core ideas in Western existential philosophy alongside such concepts as anxiety and individual freedom." "Ward examines the whole extent of the idea of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Koral Ward
ISBN: 9780754660972 0754660974
OCLC Number: 85766065
Description: xv, 192 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Of time and the eternal, Søren Kierkegaards moment --
The gateway named Augenblick : its place in Friedrich Nietzsches concept of eternal return --
Karl Jaspers' 'pure eye' of the 'fleeting moment' --
Martin Heidegger's Augenblick as 'moment of vision', and the redemption of being --
Henri Cartier-Bresson's Images à la sauvette [Images on the runs], the Image as still --
A decisive epoch and an 'existential moment' [der Augenblick der Existenz] in art.
Series Title: Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
Responsibility: Koral Ward.
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Examines the extent of the idea of the 'decisive moment', in which an individual's entire life-project is open to a radical reorientation.  Read more...

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'Koral Ward's book is a genuinely original contribution to the understanding of 19th- and 20th-Century philosophy and art. It is the first book-length treatment in English of the intriguing idea of Read more...

 
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