“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

Tag: Memory

  • Deleuze on Anamnesis

    From Difference and Repetition, p. 85 (in the context of a discussion of the active and passive synthesis of time): If there is an in-itself of the past, then reminiscence is its noumenon or the thought with which it is invested. Reminiscence does not simply refer us back from a present present to former ones,…

  • Three Stanzas Remembered

    I remember more With each passing glance, With every standing trance That stalls me on my way. I am moved by that which gives All faces their romance, And frozen by the stare That makes me stay. But time cannot stand The memory of more Than what it makes unpleasant For me to understand.