Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"The ball drops right there" and the spontaneous fascism of time

Chronos wants to die, but has it not already given way to another reading of time?

1) In accordance with Aion, only the past and future inhere or subsist in time.  Instead of a present which absorbs the past and future, a future and past divide the present at every instant and subdivide it ad infinitum into past and future, in both directions at once.  Or rather it is the instant without thickness and without extension, which subdivides each present into past and future, rather than vast and thick presents which comprehend both future and past in relation to one another. 

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