Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 December 2012

394 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823244928

Bookseller Code (06)

The Open Past

Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud

Sergey Dolgopolski

A Fordham University Press Publication

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.


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