Reclaiming the first century as common ground rather than the origin of deeply entrenched differences- liberating the past to speak to us in another way.
1. COUNTING TIME, CHARTING SPACE 1
2. TRANSLATIONS IN TIME: ON FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS 29
3. HISTORY AND METAPHYSICS: ON PHILO OF ALEXANDRIA 75
4. HISTORY AND IDENTITY: ON JOHN OF PATMOS 123
5. CONSTELLATIONS 163
I. Historical Particularity and Philosophical Universality 165
II. Apocalypse Is Not Our Present 182
III. Woman on the Margins 200
IV. History and Truth 216
Susan Buck-Morss is Distinguished Professor of Political Theory at the CUNY Graduate Center and Jan Rock Zubrow Professor Emerita of Government at Cornell University. She is the author of Dreamworld and Catastrophe- The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West (MIT Press) and other books.