Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Unity of Opposites

"Touching eternity in a moment of time, the Now, means nothing else than this: that the moment, in becoming a "true" moment, becomes one of the individual many, which is to say, the moment of the eternal present which is the unity of opposites. Seen from the other side, this means nothing else than that time is constituted as the self-determination of the eternal now."

~ Kitaro Nishida [西田 幾多郎 Nishida Kitarō]

(Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness: Three Philosophical Essays. Trans. Robert Schinzinger. Honolulu: East-West Press, 1958.)


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