By W. K. C. Guthrie
With this publication, Professor Guthrie accomplished his six-volume A background of Greek Philosophy during which he surveyed the complete box of Greek philosophy from the Presocratics to Aristotle. The historical past has gained approval for the author's skill to tackle an unlimited and hard topic and to provide an account of it amazing for its blend of studying with readability of exposition. this can be a ebook for college kids of classics and Greek philosophy, and certainly for an individual drawn to interpreting a transparent account of Aristotle's thought.
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48 Gilles Deleuze Difference and Repetition Trans. Paul Patton (New York: Columbia University of Press, 1994)p. 88 This distinction between cardinal and ordinal will resonate with the spatial imagery of smooth and striated spaces which we will discuss in a moment. 49 "But we have so much trouble in distinguishing between an evolution and an unfurling, between radically new and a rearrangement of the pre-existing, in fact, between creation and simple choice, that this distinction cannot be clarified in too many directions at once.
But what is important is that such an engagement may be possible. Acceleration is not necessarily tied to the centralization and dedemocratization of politics. So this returns us to our original question. If acceleration is not necessarily antidemocratic, why does the argument have so much resonance? Why is it that so many states are seeing a transfer of power to the executive branch, under the logic of a necessity brought about by the new pace of events? I will argue that, as we investigate the liberal narrative of speed, we will see that it has to do not with the functional threat which speed poses to the efficient functioning of government, but rather with the existential threat that it poses to the smooth functioning of political identity and temporal narratives.
Viii 47 38 In the third synthesis [of time], however, the present is no more than an actor, an author, an agent destined to be effaced; while the past is no more than a condition operating by default. 51 There is a slight problem here, however. We have identified speed as an irruption of the new. But, if we accept the view of time which Deleuze and Bergson (amongst others) present us with, then we must acknowledge that the New is not something which emerges only occasionally, but rather is something which we are faced with at every moment.
Aristotle: An Encounter (A History of Greek Philosophy, Volume 6) by W. K. C. Guthrie