Capital Times: Tales From the Conquest of Time (Theory Out by Eric Alliez

By Eric Alliez

Time is cash, Benjamin Franklin as soon as stated, and in a hugely unique interpreting of eu philosophy, Éric Alliez exhibits us how actual this adage is. A historical past of the philosophy of time, and a comparability of the way of conceiving the temporal, this e-book is not anything lower than an try to get to the bottom of the theoretical frameworks that experience given time its form in Western civilization.

Capital instances analyzes the social and political strategies enthusiastic about conceptions of time in old and medieval culture and units them within the context of latest political and philosophical debates centering at the considered Kant and Marx. Witty and discovered, Alliez’s bold paintings forces us to reevaluate the philosophical and old prestige of time in Western tradition.

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But if nothing but soul, or in soul's reason /psukhes nous/, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul. Unless time is what is found then to exist /all' e touto ho pote on estin ho khronos/, if, for example [hoion ei/, movement can exist without soul. 68 Right up until the substratum is taken into account, the movement of the text is produced on the basis of an aporetic reasoning, an aporia whose formal deconstruction is operated, modeled, in an important passage from the Topica (V, 9, 138 b27-37).

These are distinctions that cannot be understood except by supposing the fundamentally antepredicative being of the truth: the ontological truth, which must be anterior to perception so that a primacy of the thing can exert itself in sensation and govern the act of knowledge that has no other upshot than to identify the thing in itself in order to accomplish its proper function of homoiosis. 74 Far from representing an objection, it is not a matter of indifference for our problem that a certain duality of points of view appears in Aristotle with reference to that conception of truth that engages the whole analysis of time.

Under the name of ousiology, he mounted a general economics of value opposing the truth of things to the crisis initiated by chrematistics and relayed by the Sophists: words and coins no longer refer to themselves, within the determination of a generative economy of the sign opening onto the sole regimen of linguistics and economics. 5 Here, on the surface of the Aristotelian narrative, arises the untimeliness of a hybrid science, without regards or moorings, distinguishing itself from the oikonomia ruled by use-value inasmuch as that circulation becomes the source of a limitless monetary wealth: "money is the beginning and the end of this kind of exchange" (emphasis added), the M-C-M cycle.

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