Time After Time

Time After Time

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In Time After Time, David Wood accepts, without pessimism, the broad postmodern idea of the end of time. Wood exposes the rich, stratified, and non-linear textures of temporal complexity that characterize our world. Time includes breakdowns, repetitions, memories, and narratives that confuse a clear and open understanding of what it means to occupy time and space. In these thoughtful and powerful essays, Wood engages Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida to demonstrate how repetition can preserve sameness and how creativity can interrupt time. Wood's original thinking about time charts a course through the breakdown in our trust in history and progress and poses a daring and productive way of doing phenomenology and deconstruction.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 20.3mm | 430.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 3 b&w photos
  • 0253219094
  • 9780253219091
  • 1,078,569

Review quote

"David Wood's new book is rich in provocative ideas about time. Wood draws us into his dialogues with Heidegger and Derrida as he reflects on the time of beginning, the time of repetition, and the ineluctably plural temporality of human history, artworks, living things, and the cosmos." -Richard Polt, Xavier University "Wood draws us into his dialogues with Heidegger and Derrida as he reflects on the time of beginningthe time of repetition, and the ineluctably plural temporality of human history, artworks, living things, and the cosmos." -Richard Polt, Xavier Universityshow more

About David Wood

David Wood is Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His most recent books include The Step Back: Ethics and Politics after Deconstruction and Truth: A Reader (with Jose Medina).show more

Table of contents

ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart 1. Why Time Breaks Down1. Interruptions, Regressions, Discontinuities: Why Time Breaks Down2. Time-Shelters: An Essay in the Poetics of Time3. Economies of Time: Beyond Activity and PassivityPart 2. Heidegger's Struggle with Time4. Reiterating the Temporal: Toward a Rethinking of Heidegger on Time5. From Representation to Engagement6. Glimpses of Being in Dasein's Development: Reading and Writing after HeideggerPart 3. The Event of Time7. The Event of Philosophy: Heidegger, Foucault, Deleuze8. Political Openings: Heidegger 1933349. Following DerridaPart 4. Art and Time10. The Dark Side of Narrative11. Thinking Eccentrically about Time: The Strange Loops of Escher and Calvino12. Art as EventNotesSelected BibliographyIndexshow more

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