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Augenblick : the concept of the 'decisive moment' in 19th- and 20th-century western philosophy

Author: Koral Ward
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2016.
Series: Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Koral Ward
ISBN: 9781315568317 1315568314 9781317177395 1317177398
OCLC Number: 950005735
Notes: Originally published 2008 by Ashgate Publishing.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 192 pages)
Contents: 1. Of time and the eternal, Søren Kierkegaards moment --
2. The gateway named Augenblick : its place in Friedrich Nietzsches concept of eternal return --
3. Karl Jaspers' 'pure eye' of the 'fleeting moment' --
4. Martin Heidegger's Augenblick as 'moment of vision', and the redemption of being --
5. Henri Cartier-Bresson's Images à la sauvette [Images on the run], the Image as still --
6. A decisive epoch and an 'existential moment' [der Augenblick der Existenz] in art.
Series Title: Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
Responsibility: Koral Ward.

Abstract:

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 'decisive moment', in which an individual's entire life-project is open to a radical reorientation. From its inception in Kierkegaard's works to the writings of Jaspers and Heidegger, she draws on a vast array of sources beyond just the standard figures of 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy, finding ideas and examples in photography, cinema, music, art, and the modern novel.

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