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Timon Böhm: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Dr. Timon Böhm
Professur für Philosophie
ETH Zürich, CLW B 1
Clausiusstrasse 49
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 24 94
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences

851-0148-04LCyclical time3 credits2ST. Böhm
AbstractThe idea of cyclical time is found in ancient pieces of wisdom (Pythagoreans, Plato, Buddhism) as reincarnation or memory, but also in Nietzsche as eternal return, in Deleuze as repetition, in Freud as repetition compulsion. We investigate the concept of repetition in combination with difference as a positive mode of thinking change.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the various forms and functions of repetition on the basis of texts by Plato (anamnesis), Freud (repetition compulsion), Kierkegaard (narration), Nietzsche (eternal return as cosmological and ethical principle), Deleuze (time synthesis and repetition of the future), Poincarés theorem of recurrence.