By Koral Ward
Augenblick, which 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 ebook, Koral Ward investigates the advance of the concept that into one of many middle rules in Western existential philosophy along such techniques as anxiousness and person freedom.Ward examines the entire volume of the belief 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 normal figures of nineteenth and twentieth century Continental philosophy, discovering principles and examples in images, cinema, track, artwork, and the fashionable novel
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Rather, he refers to a return Kierkegaard, Repetition (New Jersey, 1983), p. 132. Crites, The Blissful Security of the Moment, p. 236. , p. 111. 159 Kierkegaard, Fragments, Hong, p. 111. 160 Swenson’s translation has ‘Moment’, the event of the incarnation, decisive for the ‘eternal happiness’ of human being. Yet, perhaps this ought to be the moment, so that it includes man’s committing himself in faith to the god. 161 Kierkegaard, The Moment and Late Writings, p. xxx. 162 The Journals, quoted in A Kierkegaard Anthology, p.
232. 146 Kierkegaard, Repetition, Editor’s Introduction, p. 8. 140 141 Of Time and The Eternal, Søren Kierkegaard’s Moment [Øieblik] 27 The pseudonimous author of Repetition, whose name, Constantine Constantius, doubly stresses the author’s constancy both in love and as a friend and listener to the nameless young poet of the story, is enamoured of a woman and begins to court her. But he becomes melancholy and imagines the romantic beauty of such a relationship as if it were it already in the past.
He quotes Goethe: ‘she half dragged him, and he half sank down’. Described by Haufniensis as: ‘a sympathetic antipathy and an antipathetic sympathy’,76 this double move cannot be overcome by ‘mediation’, Kierkegaard says, referring to Hegel’s concept. ‘Philosophy mediates, Christianity has the paradox’,77 philosophy would explain away the paradox, the wonder, and the moment and this should be resisted. 78 The Hongs note79 Kierkegaard’s change of word for ‘wonder’ from Vidunderet to Beundring here.
Augenblick : the concept of the 'decisive moment' in 19th- and 20th-century western philosophy by Koral Ward