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Measuring the Shared Unity of Time

Measuring the Shared Unity of Time 283 3. For instance in the essay "Logos," in Early Greek Thinking (New York: Harper & Row, 1975). 4. Emmanuel Levinas, Otherwise than Being or beyond Essence (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1981). REVIEW ARTICLES Measuring the Shared Unity of Time Dominique Janicaud. Chronos: Pour l'intelligence du partage temporel. Paris: Éditions Grasset & Fasquelle, 1997. 277 pp. Index. It is not terribly surprising that we have been quite slow in coming to grapple with time as such, vacillating as we do between outright for- getfulness and sublimation; that is, between our implicit hesitancy to actually make a claim about time and our explicit frustration that our techniques of mastery and measurement remain totally impotent in the face of time's sovereignty (24). Nor is this state of affairs surprising to Dominique Janicaud, who interrogates such themes in his new book Chronos: pour l'intelligence du partage temporal. Exactly what is unique about the considerations offered in this book is the way they consti- tute a self-proclaimed "minimal" attempt to transform the negative tone of the above shortcomings into the positive conditions for an actual understanding of time-we will return to this point below. Within this context, then, chronos names an understanding http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Measuring the Shared Unity of Time

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 28 (1): 283 – Jan 1, 1998

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© 1998 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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283 3. For instance in the essay "Logos," in Early Greek Thinking (New York: Harper & Row, 1975). 4. Emmanuel Levinas, Otherwise than Being or beyond Essence (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1981). REVIEW ARTICLES Measuring the Shared Unity of Time Dominique Janicaud. Chronos: Pour l'intelligence du partage temporel. Paris: Éditions Grasset & Fasquelle, 1997. 277 pp. Index. It is not terribly surprising that we have been quite slow in coming to grapple with time as such, vacillating as we do between outright for- getfulness and sublimation; that is, between our implicit hesitancy to actually make a claim about time and our explicit frustration that our techniques of mastery and measurement remain totally impotent in the face of time's sovereignty (24). Nor is this state of affairs surprising to Dominique Janicaud, who interrogates such themes in his new book Chronos: pour l'intelligence du partage temporal. Exactly what is unique about the considerations offered in this book is the way they consti- tute a self-proclaimed "minimal" attempt to transform the negative tone of the above shortcomings into the positive conditions for an actual understanding of time-we will return to this point below. Within this context, then, chronos names an understanding

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Published: Jan 1, 1998

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