The following remarks try to trace a scenario of twentieth-century philosophy, which in my opinion shows a new interest in the issue of time. Many have underscored that nineteenth-century philosophy replaces the paradigm of Nature with that of History as an historical a priori in Foucault’s sense, that is, as the horizon within which the problems are to be located and solved. The issue of identifying the dominant nineteenth-century paradigm—further complicated by the declining resort to the great narratives of this “short century”—is still open, so I do not believe it improper to point out that many twentieth-century philosophers suddenly reconsidered the issue of time as a way of defining the nineteenth-century paradigm of time in a new manner.
"The Risk of the Present: Benjamin, Bonhoeffer and Celan,"
Symposium (Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy / Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale):
2, Article 2.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/symposium/vol14/iss2/2