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By Eric Alliez

Bargains a historical past of the philosophy of time and a comparability of the methods of conceiving the temporal, targeting eu philosophy and its effect the relationship among money and time in Western civilization. Analyzes the social and political procedures all in favour of conceptions of time in ancien

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Already the cosmological closure presents itself as meta-physical. Now look at Aristotle's final answer to our problem, namely: is time but a construction of the "soul's intellect" (psukhes nous), a "noumenon" or form of what can only happen en tei psukhef? Whether if soul did not exist time -would exist or not, is a question /aporesein/ that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count /arithmesontos/ there cannot be anything that can be counted /arithmeton/ either, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been counted /erithmemenon/, or what can be counted /arithmeton/.

In this sense, the nun is indeed the Coriscus of the Sophists, which Aristotle does not bring in here without its threatening to alter the whole demonstration. From this point of view, the problem of the soul is but an avatar of the question of the "now" from the moment that question is able to bring about a mutation in the regime of truth — if it really is the case that "if there were no time, there would be no 'now,' and vice versa. "89 As opposed to the point, whose accidental function as limit to the line rests on an actual foundation in the static content that supports its reality, the "now," which insofar as it is a limit is not time but still an accident,90 is the only actuated element.

To resume my thoughts into one formulation: one hesitation may hide another. "27 Riding Backward on the Beast of Time At the point of concluding the chapter of the Politics dedicated to chrematistics, Aristotle introduces a new element into the analysis: The most hated sort of trade, and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from, the purposes it was meant to serve. For money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money /tokos: born, engendered] is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring /ta tiktomena/ resembles the parent.

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