Single Idea 21898

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 1. Existentialism]

Full Idea

For the existential view of lived time, the present would be empty if it were not for the pull of the future and the weight of the past that give it its character.

Gist of Idea

For existentialists the present is empty without the pull of the future and weight of the past


Todd May (Gilles Deleuze [2006], 2.05)

Book Reference

May,Todd: 'Gilles Deleuze' [CUP 2006], p.43

A Reaction

Bergson seems to be important in developing this idea, though I suspect that Kierkegaard is a source.