Deja Vu and the End of History

Product Number: EB00528747
Released: Feb 03, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781686133
Publisher: Verso
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DejA vu, which doubles and confuses our experience of time, is a psychological phenomenon with peculiar relevance to our contemporary historical circumstances. From this starting point, the acclaimed Italian philosopher Paolo Virno examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the "end of history." Through thinkers such as Bergson, Kojeve and Nietzsche, Virno shows how our perception of history can become suspended or paralysed, making the distinction between "before" and "after," cause and effect, seem derisory. In examining the way the experience of time becomes historical, Virno forms a radical new theory of historical temporality.

Author(s): Paolo Virno
Series: Futures
Original Publish Date: Feb 03, 2015

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