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.
Author: International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social PhilosophyPublish On: 2004
A. Boshoff , RAU Law Faculty , RSA Constitutional Interpretation : Between Past and Future The past is never dead , it is not even past . Faulkner 1. The gap between past and future In S v Mhlungu judge Ismael Mahomed expressed the ...
Author: International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
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 ...
Hannah Arendt, “The Crisis in Education,” in Between Past and Future (New York: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 174. This essay will be cited as CE in the text for all subsequent references. 6. I borrow the term “social hope” from Patricia ...
Author: Mordechai Gordon
Hannah Arendt And Education: Renewing Our Common World is the first book to bring together a collection of essays on Hannah Arendt and education. The contributors contend that Arendt offers a unique perspective, one which enhances the liberal and critical traditions' call for transforming education so that it can foster the values of democratic citizenship and social justice. They focus on a wide array of Arendtian concepts?such as natality, action, freedom, public space, authority and judgment?which are particularly relevant for education in a democratic society. Teachers, educators, and citizens in general who are interested in democratic or civic education would benefit from reading this book.
Other. similarities. between. past-and. future-thinking. It appears that the specificity with which people think about their personal futures mirrors the specificity of the personal memories that they retrieve from their pasts.
Author: Andrew Macleod
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book is about how we think about the future. It is about how we think about our own personal futures and how such prospection is connected to our well-being and mental health. The ability to think about the future is essential for functioning, and is also central to individual well-being and mental health. This book reviews the growing evidence for the link between prospection and well-being. A variety of aspects of prospection are discussed, including prediction and anticipation for future events, judging how we will feel when events do happen to us, and how we feel in the here-and-now when contemplating what will happen in the future. Each of these aspects of prospection is connected to experiences of well-being and mental health in different ways. Questions of bias and accuracy in prediction are also addressed in the context of discussing optimism and pessimism. Qualities of goals for the future that are strongly implicated in aspects of well-being and mental health are reviewed, along with the role that difficulties in planning how to reach goals play in states of low well-being. The book also attempts to reconcile the seeming contradiction between being mindful in the present and thinking about the future. Ways of trying to change problematic prospection are also reviewed in light of their ability to improve well-being and reduce psychological distress. Of course, it is not possible to think about the future without remembering the past, and the involvement of memory in prospection is discussed, especially in relation to memory difficulties producing difficulties in prospection. The book concludes by arguing that our well-being and mental health are intimately bound up with our subjective future life trajectories.
The past contains so much that is unfinished , undone and unrealized that the way we deal with it goes beyond any mere telling . In so far as the historian concerns himself with the future in the past ' 23 and with the possible in ...
Author: Jurgen Moltmann
Publisher: Fortress Press
Winner of Grawemeyer Award In this remarkable and timely work - in many ways the culmination of his systematic theology - world-renowned theologian Jurgen Moltmann stands Christian eschatology on its head. Moltmann rejects the traditional approach, which focuses on the End, an apocalyptic finale, as a kind of Christian search for the "final solution." He centers instead on hope and God's promise of new creation for all things. "Christian eschatology," he says, "is the remembered hope of the raising of the crucified Christ, so it talks about beginning afresh in the deadly end." Yet Moltmann's novel framework, deeply informed by Jewish and messianic thought, also fosters rich and creative insights into the perennially nettling questions of eschatology: Are there eternal life and personal identity after death? How is one to think of heaven, hell, and purgatory? What are the historical and cosmological dimensions of Christian hope? What are its social and political implications. In a heartbreakingly fragile and fragment world, Moltmann's comprehensive eschatology surveys the Christian vista, bravely envisioning our "horizons of expectation" for personal, social, even cosmic transformation in God.