In Between Past and Future Arendt describes the perplexing crises modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory.
Author: Hannah Arendt
From the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Origins of Totalitarianism, “a book to think with through the political impasses and cultural confusions of our day” (Harper’s Magazine) Hannah Arendt’s insightful observations of the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, constitute an impassioned contribution to political philosophy. In Between Past and Future Arendt describes the perplexing crises modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill the vital essence of these concepts and use them to regain a frame of reference for the future. To participate in these exercises is to associate, in action, with one of the most original and fruitful minds of the twentieth century.
Democracy , while offering space for the dynamics of modernity , gives the future - orientedness in politics an ontohistorical foundation . Thus , the future of the present presupposes the future in the present .
Author: Sorin Antohi
Publisher: Central European University Press
Category: Political Science
The tenth anniversary of the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe is the basis for this text which reflects upon the past ten years and what lies ahead for the future. An international group of academics and public intellectuals, including former dissidents and active politicians, engage in an exchange on the antecedents, causes, contexts, meanings and legacies of the 1989 revolutions. The contributors address various issues including liberal democracy and its enemies; modernity and discontent; economic reforms and their social impact; ethnicity; nationalism and religion; geopolitics; electoral systems and political power; European integration; and the demise of Yugoslavia.
AnnaYeatmanremindsus thatany discussionof thefuture of citizenshipmusttake into account the complex yet enduring ... Investigating Citizenship: An Agenda for Citizenship Studies ENGIN F. ISIN 4 Citizenship between Past and Future.
Author: Engin F. Isin
Category: Business & Economics
Citizenship between Past and Future brings together some of the most prominent scholars in the field of citizenship studies to assess, critically and contextually, the ongoing significance of citizenship as an object of study. The authors reflect on the major issues and debates that have emerged in the field of citizenship studies over the last decade as well as to point out some of the new challenges ahead. The book recasts traditional thinking about citizenship beyond issues of legal status and investigates it rather as a strategic concept that is central in the analysis of identity, participation, human rights, and emerging forms of political life. Seeking to broaden the debate on the meaning, significance, and practices of citizenship, the authors engage with an impressive and challenging array of theoretical and substantive issues. Citizenship is investigated in terms of debates over inclusion and exclusion, statism and cosmopolitanism, status and rights, gender and race, and multiculturalism and global inequality. The book revitalizes the debate over a key political concept and offers new ways of thinking about citizenship that take into account contemporary challenges.
BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE : A BRIEF HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY - 1979 , and especially during the Cultural Revolution ( 1966–1976 ) , publications and exhibitions of photographs served strict propagandist purposes ...
Author: Wu Hung
Publisher: Timezone 8 Limited
This volume analyzes the cultural origins, precedents, influences and aspirations of the contemporary Chinese artists.
Second and more important, in Greek poetic or literary texts knowledge about the past is often expressed in the temporal dimension of visible phenomena, i. e., in the existence and physical condition of objects and architectural ...
Author: Alexandra Lianeri
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
From the early modern period, Greek historiography has been studied in the context of Cicero's notion historia magistra vitae and considered to exclude conceptions of the future as different from the present and past. Comparisons with the Roman, Judeo-Christian and modern historiography have sought to justify this perspective by drawing on a category of the future as a temporal mode that breaks with the present. In this volume, distinguished classicists and historians challenge this contention by raising the question of what the future was and meant in antiquity by offering fresh considerations of prognostic and anticipatory voices in Greek historiography from Herodotus to Appian and by tracing the roots of established views on historical time in the opposition between antiquity and modernity. They look both at contemporary scholarly argument and the writings of Greek historians in order to explore the relation of time, especially the future, to an idea of the historical that is formulated in the plural and is always in motion. By reflecting on the prognostic of historical time the volume will be of interest not only to classical scholars, but to all who are interested in the history and theory of historical time.
while enabling the construction of new individual and social identities through an orientation toward the future . It is no doubt true that with the rift between past and future , memory and hope , experience and expectation , and with ...
Author: David Carvounas
Publisher: Lexington Books
Temporal divergence creates a need for new narratives and paradigms. In Diverging Time David Carvounas supports this assertion through detailed expository and diagnostic readings of Kant, Hegel, and Marx. He focuses on their contribution to our understanding of modernity as an epochal shift in the relationship between past and future--recasting the significance of the past and future of the modern present. Despite their different solutions to the problem of temporal coordination, they urged the modern world to look not to the past but to the newly opened future for continuity, meaning, and purpose. This book not only offers a fresh look at a defining characteristic of modernity, but also makes a compelling case that a coherent modern temporal structure requires a sustainable orientation toward the future--an orientation that Kant, Hegel, and Marx delineate in distinctive and powerful ways.
Or it may be some other reference time, as in the past perfect, which signals a time prior to another time in the past—as in I ... Some languages show degrees of remoteness in the past or future: distinctions are possible between past ...
Author: William Frawley
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This updated edition contains over 900 articles, which provide a detailed overview of theory and research in all branches of linguistics. Every known language is covered and each article is followed by a detailed bibliography.
Author: Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und SozialphilosophiePublish On: 2004
A. Boshoff , RAU Law Faculty , RSA Constitutional Interpretation : Between Past and Future1 1. The gap between past and future The past is never dead , it is not even past . Faulkner In Sv Mhlungu judge Ismael Mahomed expressed the ...
Author: Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie
the conditional perfect which thus acquires a temporal interpretation of [ [ past in the future ] in the past ] ( or future perfect in the past ) , as can be seen in the following example : John left for the front ; by the time he ...
Author: Bernard Comrie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Bernard Comrie introduces readers to the range of variation found in tense systems across the languages of the world.