I regularly preach sermons against presentism
A classic example of historical presentism
is the so-called
From the Scylla of O'Dair's presentism
, Jones steers toward the Charybdis of Simon Estok's activism: 'There is little in the way of advocacy or activism to be found in my argument, and so I also fall foul of Simon C.
Gilder has shown us that if vanity and presentism
are preventing us from returning to a gold standard--if we think that gold is too old-fashioned and dowdy--the very latest in avant-garde technical thought vindicates the monetary system of the ages.
A focus on the present to think about utopia does not equate with presentism
Hence, while Peel is absolutely right in warning against presentism
, I refute his claim that a focus on context implies the sin of presentism
and, in addition, overrates similarity at the expense of specificity.
emerged after 1989, fueled by communication technologies.
2016 dove deep, offering much-needed historical ballast to our preoccupation with presentism
and attending to duration, archaeology, and excavation in a city built on distraction.
They cover the ancient history from the pre-Socratics to the dawn of the medieval period, the modern history to the beginning of the 19th century, McTaggart and the unreality of time, the A-theory and the B-theory of time, presentism
versus eternalism, the open future, perdurance and endurance, the experience of time, time travel, and physics and the philosophy of time.
To do less would have meant to surrender the integrity of cultural studies as historically situated scholarship to the presentism
that can blind cultural studies to persistent regional and cultural identities.
The key message, and the attitude shift for some, is to favour productivity over presentism
Grady and Hawkes, "Presenting presentism
," in Presentist Shakespeares, 1-5; 4.