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A Precursor: Limiting the Future, Affirming Particularity

Andrew Benjamin

in A Time for the Humanities

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229192
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235063 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823229192.003.0003
A Precursor: Limiting the Future, Affirming Particularity

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This chapter complicates the modernist concept of the new as the break from the past by investigating the logic of the precursor. The new is interpreted as a creative effect of repetition and differentiation and not as a break. The affirmation of the particular is an act of irresolution that is why it is linked to both new and the process of repetition.

Keywords: future; particularity; new; repetition; differentiation; break; irresolution

Chapter.  7191 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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