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 booklet, Koral Ward investigates the improvement of the concept that into one of many middle rules in Western existential philosophy along such thoughts as nervousness and person freedom.Ward examines the complete quantity of the assumption of the 'decisive moment', during which an individual's whole 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 assets past simply the traditional figures of nineteenth and twentieth century Continental philosophy, discovering rules and examples in images, cinema, song, paintings, and the trendy novel
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128 In his conscious life man is unaware of his great need, as Haufniensis says, ‘the spirit in man is dreaming’,129 he therefore suffers a vague but pervasive foreboding. This unawareness is not oblivion for Being unconsciously cries out for spirit, he yearns for some undefined thing which he is anxious not to miss before having the chance to grasp it. Kierkegaard’s psychology has an ‘eternal component’:130 the spirit which lays within him waiting to be awoken, and this in itself is the source of anxiety.
P. 104. Crites, ‘The blissful security of the moment’, p. 232. , p. 244. Kierkegaard, Repetition, p. 126. Crites, The Blissful Security of the Moment, p. 235. Kierkegaard, Repetition, p. 135. , p. 34. Augenblick 28 using a later translation, has ‘the blissful security of the moment’156 [Øieblikkets salige Sikkerhed]. What is certain and secure about the moment is the fact that it has not the uncertainty of hope attendant with the expectation of a future good. Hope is alluring but can slip away.
87. , pp. 117–18. , p. 86 and footnote 19, p. 245. Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety, p. 41. , p. 41. , Historical Introduction, p. xiv. Of Time and The Eternal, Søren Kierkegaard’s Moment [Øieblik] 25 of ‘human freedom’,131 but in the moment of realisation everything is changed and ‘man’, Haufniensis says, ‘becomes a freedom to himself’, he assumes responsibility. In Fragments also we are told the ‘learner’ cannot have possessed ‘the truth’ before the moment of his becoming aware of it as that is also the moment of its coming into existence.
Augenblick : the concept of the 'decisive moment' in 19th- and 20th-century western philosophy by Koral Ward