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Dialectical Logic as the General Logic of Temporalization

  • Tran Duc Thao
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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 46)

Abstract

Aristotle defined time as the measure of motion according to a before and an after, from which it follows that the instant wherein that measure is determined by the hand of a clock, presents itself as a limit which separates the past from the future, and at the same time possibly connects them by simple contiguity, in such a way that that instant remains immobile in its punctual instantaneity. This immobility of the instant as such, renders the motion of things incomprehensible, seeing that this motion should necessarily coincide with an infinity of purely static positions. It is clear that the point in time is but an abstraction, albeit a necessary one for measurement. But to define the instant as a point is to reify an abstraction which amounts to a suppression of the future itself.

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Notes

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    G. W. F. Hegel, Préface a La Phénoménologie de l’Esprit, edition bilingue de Jean Hyppolite (Paris: Aubier, 1966), pp. 46–49 (The Phenomenology of Mind, trans. J. B. Baillie (New York: Harper Torch Books, 1967), p. 104Google Scholar
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    Tran Duc Thao, Phénoménologie et Matérialisme dialectique (Paris: Minh Tan, 1951; re-issued New York: Gordon and Breach Science Pubs., Inc., 1971), pp. 139-144. Phenomenology and Dialectical Materialism trans. Daniel J. Herman and Donald V. Morano (Dordrecht, Boston, Lancaster, Tokyo: Reidel Pub. Co., 1986), pp. 227-230.Google Scholar

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