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Title: Moment
Contributor(s): McDonald, William  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: The Danish word 'Øieblik' is derived from the word for "eye" ('Øie') and the word for "glint" or "glance" or "twinkle" ('Blik') and means: a very short interval of time, commensurate with the twinkling of an eye - an instant.1 The Danish word 'Moment' is ultimately derived, via the French 'moment', from the Latin 'movere' - to move. Among its Danish meanings are something with the power to move (cf. momentum); a relationship or circumstance of great importance (cf. momentous); a turning point in a development, which is of decisive importance; and a brief period of time, which is of decisive importance. This article will focus primarily on Kierkegaard's uses of 'Øieblik', with occasional references to his uses of 'Moment'. However, the connotations 'Moment' has of decisive importance and the power to move are incorporated into Kierkegaard's ethical and religious applications of 'Øieblik'.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Kierkegaards Concepts - Tome IV: Individual to Novel, p. 173-179
Publisher: Ashgate
Place of Publication: Farnham, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781472444639
Field of Research (FOR): 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
220311 Philosophical Psychology (incl Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action)
220315 Philosophy of Religion
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Kierkegaard Research Sources, Reception and Resources
Series Number : 15
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