An Aristotelian Time-Space Manifold: From Chronochora to Kairotopos
1999 (English)In: Time & Society, ISSN 0961-463X, E-ISSN 1461-7463, Vol. 8, no 2-3, 309-328 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The two Greek notions of time, chronos and kairos, and their spatial counterparts,chora and topos, are discussed in conjunction with some Aristotelian notions of human action, namely, theoria/episteme, poiesis/techne, and praxis/phronesis. From this discussion follows a unification of these Greek spatio-temporal notions intochronochora, chronotopos, kairochora, and kairotopos, which correspond to a move from abstract scientific time-space towards a concrete and meaningful time and place. Finally, these time and space notions are discussed in the contemporary organizational settings of time management (e.g. Just-In-Time) and virtual organizations, and their different forms of abstraction are alluded to.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 8, no 2-3, 309-328 p.
Aristotle, chora, kairos, phronesis, trust
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-57983DOI: 10.1177/0961463X99008002006ISI: 000082774300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-57983DiVA: diva2:419131