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The Possible Present (SUNY Series in Contemporary Italian Philosophy)

By Ugo Perone

A pragmatic hermeneutics of time.

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The story is the lingering of fi nitude. the story originates from one’s now not being naive, and makes its means towards naiveté; but such naiveté isn't really misplaced naiveté, that's, originary nature, yet particularly the naiveté that lies in entrance of us—in different phrases, able to hand, the symbolic projection of what we wish to be and will be. while it says “once upon a time,” the story says the eschaton; it by no means says what's ancient yet really what's everlasting and for that reason defi nitive. the story appears ahead; it liberates the long run.

Sunypress. edu construction, Laurie Searl advertising, Michael Campochiaro Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts Perone, Ugo. [Presente possibile. English] the potential current / Ugo Perone ; translated by means of Silvia Benso with Brian Schroeder. p. cm. — (SUNY sequence in modern Italian philosophy) contains bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-4384-3745-3 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Time. 2. Philosophy. I. identify. BD638. P4513 2011 115—dc22 2011003714 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 Contents advent: suffering from the Angel via Silvia Benso Preface ix xix bankruptcy one Dramaturgy of idea caution for the Non-Philosopher The Ice Sheet Time below the Microscope Finite Time current and Presence 1 1 2 five 7 10 bankruptcy the current as Threshold the current isn't Presence yet Divide, of Temporality The beneficial properties of the edge Spatiality of the edge: Outside/Inside Temporality of the brink: Past/Future After Modernity: The Rediscovery of the current Complexity and Consistency of the current thirteen 14 sixteen 18 21 25 27 vi t h e p o s s i bl e pr e s e n t bankruptcy thr ee Ethics of the current schooling as Accumulation of current the current of the establishment For an Ethics of the current past Virtues: the explanations of Tenderness 31 31 32 35 forty-one bankruptcy 4 story with out writer the story of Philosophy stories and Distensio Temporis story with no writer The Ontological facts: life That Has constantly Already Been There forty seven forty seven forty nine fifty one fifty three bankruptcy 5 the story of the I the story of the I The I as a Me The Vicissitudes of the I The Coordinates of the I’s trip fifty seven fifty seven sixty one sixty three sixty six bankruptcy six the story of Finitude seventy one the story of Finitude Finite life Infinite life compliment of Lingering seventy one seventy six seventy nine eighty two bankruptcy seven the good story of Time the story as Diction of the current The past because the Already-Been, that's: Naiveté in entrance people sooner than the tip and After the start: Philosophy compliment of Philosophy 87 87 ninety ninety four ninety seven C on t e n t s vii bankruptcy 8 Hermeneutics of the confident nearly a end Positivity of Philosophy compliment of risky Mediation 103 103 103 107 Notes 113 Bibliography 121 Index a hundred twenty five This web page deliberately left clean.

In nineteenth-century philosophy and theology, the subject of the current seems to be as decisive (Barth, Husserl) regardless of all opposite intentions. 1 2 t h e p o s s i bl e pr e s e n t 2. Such determinant significance isn't really followed in those authors by way of an both sharp acceptance of the fi nite size of temporality. three. In Heidegger, the place such acceptance is powerfully thematized, the deadly assimilation of the current with the criticized ontology of presence explanations disastrous results through introducing the primacy of the long run, which, faraway from establishing as much as the unforeseen, has a nihilist coloring and flow.

The current, doubtful and risky, is strictly this type of threshold. it's a attainable current, either since it is feasible for us and since it provides us percentages. within the current, the voice of time unfolds. There it fi nds methods, house, and the benefit to hazard consistency within the shape that's right to temporality and fi nitude. we are going to discover time in its ekstasis as current, and may attempt to reconsider the existential kin from out of the current for this reason—namely, simply because one needs to linger by means of the current and thereby make or not it's the in-between in proximity of which it truly is stable to stick.

At the one hand, philosophy can't in truth settle for whatever sacred, can't tolerate any reserved area, and, in a Hegelian temper, needs to translate that which has been chanced on into that which has been posited; it needs to deny positivity as a way to imagine it. this can be the inevitable move of notion. idea making such move, nonetheless, can't no longer observe that it doesn't fi nd its personal content material as an instantaneous selfproduction. within the hard work of the concept that, it generates it as a mediated paintings of construction, which brings to idea a few existent that's antecedent to suggestion itself.

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