The Time of Memory (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) / Edition 1

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Explores the mythology of memory, involuntary memory, and the relation between time and memory in the context of questions prominent in contemporary thought.
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Scott philosophy, Pennsylvania State U. explores the nature of memory as it relates to other aspects of thought and knowledge. Discussing other treatments of memory in mythology and the works of Jung, Derrida, and others, he concerns himself with loss of memory and involuntary memory as they relate to such questions as the construction of individual identity; the nature of language; and the experiences of ecstasy, sublimity, continuity, and discontinuity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents


CHAPTER ONE Introduction: Measuring Shadows

CHAPTER TWO Mnemosyne's Loss and Stolen Memories

Remembering Hans Georg Gadamer
Mnemosyne and Lethe
Heidegger and Derrida
A Notation on Mnemosynic Thinking
Stolen Memories: An Excursus on Memorial Fusions

CHAPTER THREE On Originating and Presenting Another Time: The Art of Tragedy

First Fragmentary Image
Sublime Foreigners
A Second Fragment
Memory and the Future of Dionysian Thought (Without Prophecy)
Last Fragment

CHAPTER FOUR Powers of Transformation within a Memorial Reading: Narratives of Dionysus

Dionysian Memory and Thought
An Excursus on Sanity and a Sublime Aspect of Dionysian Occurrences
Dionysian Self-Criticism

CHAPTER FIVE The "Power" of Nondetermination with Determinations in Appearances

Engagement and Encounter
Apollinian Force
Nature, Ecstasy, and the Sublime

CHAPTER SIX Institutional Songs and Involuntary Memory: Where Do "We" Come From?

Locating the Present-Past

CHAPTER SEVEN When the Company of Time Casts No Shadow: Memory of Differences and Nondetermination

A Transition to Orders of Disorder by Means of Dionysus' Masks
Orders of Samenesses and Differences—And In Between Them
Similitude and a Birth of Difference in Binary Structures: An Exposition
Establishing Discontinuities
An Instance of Establishing Discontinuity: Signs of Representation
The Space of a Question
Frameworks for Analyses: An Excursus on Full Houses

CHAPTER EIGHT Repetitions and Differenciations

Liberation from Common Sense and Good Spirit
Singularity and Memory

CHAPTER NINE Gifts of Fire: Witnessing and Representing

Trace and Blindness: Witnessing the Touch

CHAPTER TEN A Symptom of Life in the Absence of Light

The Worldliness of "Inner," Private Experience
Meaning Is the Face of the Other
A Sense of the Absence of Light in Relations
Return to Infinite Meaning

CHAPTER ELEVEN Gifts without Fire: Thinking and Remembering

What We Philosophers Do
Strategies for Thinking (With Attention to Its Drawing Powers)
Two Strategies for Thinking
Thought and Ethos
Observing in a Subjunctive Mood



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