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GARRIDO MATURANO, Ángel Enrique. A glimpse of lucidity. Phenomenological interpretation of Kierkegaard’s instant. Sig. Fil [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.38, pp.8-33. ISSN 1665-1324.

The article attempts a phenomenological and hermeneutical analysis of Kierkegaard’s notion of instant conceived as the synthesis of time and eternity from an anthropological and existential viewpoint. It first shows the concrete instant as a correlation between the absolute meaning freely assumed for his existence by a subject and an event by virtue of which the sum total of what he is demands a decision in favor of that meaning as a means to catch a glimpse of the absolute and eternal in time. Secondly, the article explains how the instant requires a conjunction of faith and wisdom, which is termed lucidity, in order to make itself concrete.

Keywords : instant; Kierkegaard; time; eternity; the absolute.

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