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International Studies in Philosophy Monograph Series

2009

Un-Forgetting: Re-Calling Time Lost

Stephen David Ross
Pages 99-128
DOI: 10.5840/ispms20095

Enlightenment

Without the mind of a seer, I now maintain that I can predict (vorhersagen) from the aspects and precursor—signs (Vorzeichen) of our times, the achievement (Erreichung) of this end, and with it, at the same time, the progressive improvement of mankind, a progress which henceforth cannot be totally reversible . . . a phenomenon of this kind in human history can never be forgotten (vergisst sich nicht mehr). (Kant, CF; quoted in Lyotard, SH, 408)