The Open Past Hardback

Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud

by Sergey Dolgopolski;

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The Open Past

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The Open Past challenges a view of time that has dominated philosophical thought for the past two centuries. In that view, time originates from a relationship to the future, and the past can be only a fictitious beginning, the necessary phantom of a starting point, a chronological period of "before." This view of the past has permeated the study of the Talmud as well, resulting in the application of modern philosophical categories such as the "thinking subject," subjectivity, and temporality to the thinking displayed in the texts of the Talmud. The book seeks to reclaim the originary power and authority the past exerts in the Talmud. Central to the task of reclaiming a radical role for the past are medieval notions of the virtual and their contrasting modern appropriations, the thinking subject among them. These serve as both a bridging point and a demarcation between the practices of thinking and remembering displayed in the conversations held by the characters in the Talmud by contrast to other rhetorical or philosophical schools and disciplines of thought.

The Open Past by Sergey Dolgopolski was published by Fordham University Press in December 2012. The ISBN for The Open Past is 9780823244928.

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Details for The Open Past

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherFordham University Press (December 2012)
Number of Pages394
Thickness36 mm
Height229 mm
Width157 mm
Product Code4042189
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