Angst in Symbolist Movement: Its Origins and Its Consequences

June 4 - 6, 2015 | The University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France

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THE CONFERENCE

Angst (Anxiety) could be defined as an indeterminite fear. Sören Kierkegaard in the book The Concept of Anxiety describes it as both a fear of existence and a « vertigo of freedom». Thus, a man who is standing at the top of a rock feels both a fear of falling down as well as a desire to jump down. These two contradictory desires which manifest themselves at the same time are at the origin of both a desire to withdraw from the world and a desire to act, to go toward the world. Read more

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