However impatiently and unhistorically
we look upon our past, the fourscore and seven years that separate the Declaration of Independence from the Gettysburg Address, seen in the light of all human history, is a remarkably short time in which to have accomplished the great work of emancipation.
The point here need not necessarily be that Rouaud's vision of affective plenitude is false--literature does not necessarily obey the same progressive temporalities as scientific research (Debaene 36), and, from a Nietzschean perspective, what makes happiness is "the capacity to feel unhistorically
during its duration" (Nietzsche 62)--but we should be careful to note how the invocation of love or poetry as the antidote to the ills of "l'ere du soupgon" does not so much take a step beyond a historical problem as it reduces that "suspicion" to a historically situated ideology in order to then implicitly position itself outside ideological inscription.
Rather, he could think "both historically and unhistorically
They do not even know how unhistorically
they think and act, in spite of all their history, nor even how their preoccupation with history is not in the service of pure understanding .
He finds a Natasha in Lydia Robinson, Branwelrs former employer, with whom he apparently had an affair and who, unhistorically
and quite improbably, visits him at the Bronte parsonage in Haworth, where she succeeds in turning Anne out of her bedroom much as Natasha disturbs Irina.
55) In this work, Nietzsche claimed that to feel a moment of happiness or to do anything to make others happy, we need to be able to forget the past, to experience things unhistorically
They "think unhistorically
, as is the age-old custom of philosophers" (p.
More broadly, "post-Zionism" offers an apparently avant-garde position by seeming to trump existing academic discourses while unhistorically
ignoring the ongoing grip of Zionist institutions and concepts--"facts on the ground," one might say--on the state.
Writing history unhistorically
as a past eutopia serves to extol Acadia's most basic traditions, and the future health of Acadia's identity arguably lies in the preservation of these traditions.
it is always the same thing that makes happiness happiness: the ability to forget or, expressed in more scholarly fashion, the capacity to feel unhistorically
during its duration.
And finally, what kind of unhistorically
informed reasoning would this represent?
Under the real Confessor this would have been unhistorically
premature; under the Plantagenets it was becoming true.