The Time of Our Lives: A Critical History of Temporality

The Time of Our Lives A Critical History of Temporality A study of the emergence in post Kantian continental philosophy of a focus on the lived experience of temporality The project of all philosophy may be to gain reconciliation with time even if not eve

  • Title: The Time of Our Lives: A Critical History of Temporality
  • Author: David Couzens Hoy
  • ISBN: 9780262517362
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • A study of the emergence in post Kantian continental philosophy of a focus on the lived experience of temporality.The project of all philosophy may be to gain reconciliation with time, even if not every philosopher has dealt with time expressly A confrontation with the passing of time and with human finitude runs through the history of philosophy as an ultimate concern IA study of the emergence in post Kantian continental philosophy of a focus on the lived experience of temporality.The project of all philosophy may be to gain reconciliation with time, even if not every philosopher has dealt with time expressly A confrontation with the passing of time and with human finitude runs through the history of philosophy as an ultimate concern In this genealogy of the concept of temporality, David Hoy examines the emergence in a post Kantian continental philosophy of a focus on the lived experience of the time of our lives rather than on the time of the universe The purpose is to see how phenomenological and poststructuralist philosophers have tried to locate the source of temporality, how they have analyzed time s passing, and how they have depicted our relation to time once it has been in a Proustian sense regained.Hoy engages with competing theoretical tactics for reconciling us to our fleeting temporality, drawing on work by Kant, Heidegger, Hegel, Husserl, Merleau Ponty, Nietzsche, Gadamer, Sartre, Bourdieu, Foucault, Bergson, Deleuze, Zizek, and Derrida Hoy considers four existential strategies for coping with the apparent flow of temporality, including Proust s passive and Walter Benjamin s active reconciliation through memory, Zizek s critique of poststructuralist politics, Foucault s confrontation with the temporality of power, and Deleuze s account of Aion and Chronos He concludes by exploring whether a dual temporalization could be what constitutes the singular time of our lives.

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    1. i forgot to write a review of this, so by memory: an interesting review of various models of time, particularly from the continental philosophers, with no particular focus, no argument, no insistence on any one in mind- perhaps more a logical dissertation on how models assert this or that idea of time, but then 'time' is a big subjectis is not where to end reading on 'time' but perhaps a good place to start, and though my ideas follow bergson more than others, especially on resistance to symboli [...]

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