Günther: Zeno on Being and Time

Zitat

“Zeno’s paradox stemmed from the fact that Being stands for the class of all ortho-objects designated by a single value. Time, on the other hand, belongs to the first class of pseudo-objects which require designation by a duality of values. When Zeno confronted Being and Time, he effected, formally speaking, a confrontation between value-singularity and value-duality. It is obvious that no two-valued system can display all the features which Zeno’s problem implies. The introduction of a third value is the first step to bring Time within the range of logical analysis.” (p. 402) #Günther #Zeno #Being #Time

Olsen/Shanks/Webmoor/Witmore: Time

Zitat

“A linear temporality lays out the drama in advance. In this sense, it is teleological. This is what we mean when we emphasize that time does not constitute the sorting. We must understand time as the other way round. Time arises out of the relations. We have everything to gain by understanding time in this way. The first payoff: the pasts live again. They are proximate. They have action. They matter in more ways than the detached glass case of modernism permits. If we can no longer seek to purify pasts from the present world in advance, then we can no longer do so when we build accounts of these pasts.” (p. 153) #Olsen #Shanks #Webmoor #Witmore #time #past #present

Günther: Thought and Time

Zitat

“Thus Time, the moving image of eternity, comes to rest when its flow enters the stillness of contemplative Thought.” (p. 405) #Günther #time #eternity #thought

Günther: The Kenogrammatic Theory of Logic

Zitat

“The kenogrammatic theory of logic offers such a locus; and thus Time is rendered noneliminable. But the introduction of a third value and a concomitant ontological locus gives us only a new ontology – not yet a logic to think about it in terms of designation and nondesignation. The theory of Time, therefore, requires a wider basis than three-place kenogrammatic structures provide.” (402sq.) #Günther #KenogrammaticTheoryOfLogic #time

Günther: Time and Event

Zitat

“From the very outset, the participants in the discussion disagreed. The Eleatic school of thought excluded Time from objective existence. But Heraclitus considered the static aspect of the universe as deceptive. According to him, no thing is identical with itself; its ultimate essence is an event.” (p. 396) #Günther #time #event