By Eric Alliez
Bargains a heritage of the philosophy of time and a comparability of the methods of conceiving the temporal, targeting ecu philosophy and its influence the relationship among time and cash in Western civilization. Analyzes the social and political techniques fascinated about conceptions of time in ancien
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21 The A c c i d e n t of Time: An Aristotelian Study On the one hand, the genesis of money proposed by Aristotle is commanded by this "needy," chreiatistic (from khreia: need) exteriority for which money is the conventional substitute. On the other hand, the money form, introduced with the appearance of "international commerce," does away with all considerations about the needs of others,22 the only guarantor of the virtue of exchange, of exchange as a social bond... all of which at one stroke comes down to explaining money through chrematistics and chrematistics through money.
So much so that it would no longer be the property of air to be breathed when air could easily exist in the absence of an animal actually in the process of breathing; similarly, time does not at all require as a condition of existence that it effectively be numbered by a numbering soul. 71 It is also known that the Aristotelian refutation of sophistry goes through the distinction between action and potential, between being by itself and being by accident, between essential predication and accidental predication.
Who sets the Child backward upon the Beast of Time?... You have stolen Time... You have bent Time with the Tooth of Lust, torn the Hem of Righteousness, and the Wind may enter and the Cyclone follow!... Made of Society into an Unknown Quantity and this we are not built to bear... You counterfeit thereby changing a Known Sum into a Sum needing Recount. 32 Chrematistics thus empties the city of its presence to itself by freeing the (monetary) sign of any relation to its natural referent. 33 Need and its repetition condensed the community's collective memory, expressed the proper time of the polis.
Capital times Tales from the conquest of time by Eric Alliez