The MomentTime and Rupture in Modern Thought

The MomentTime and Rupture in Modern Thought

Heidrun Friese

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780853239567

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Abstract

Modern philosophical thought has a manifold tradition of emphasizing ‘the moment’. ‘The moment’ demands questioning all-too-common notions of time, of past, present and future, uniqueness and repetition and rupture and continuity. This book addresses the key questions posed by ‘the moment’, considering writers such as Nietzsche, Husserl, Benjamin and Badiou, and elucidates the connections between social theory, philosophy, literary theory and history that are opened up by this notion.