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

By Dr Ward Koral

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 publication Koral Ward investigates the advance of the idea that into one of many middle rules in Western existential philosophy along such options as nervousness and person freedom.

Ward examines the full volume of the assumption of the 'decisive moment', during which an individual's complete life-project is open to a thorough reorientation. From its inception in Kierkegaard's works to the writings of Jaspers and Heidegger, she attracts on an unlimited array of resources past simply the traditional figures of nineteenth and twentieth century Continental philosophy, discovering principles and examples in images, cinema, song, artwork, and the fashionable novel.

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