protensity


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protensity

(prəʊˈtɛnsɪtɪ)
n
(Philosophy) philosophy the actuality of duration
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Like the real world, the filmic world is sustained by the presumption that, as Husserl says, "the experience will constantly continue to flow by in the same constitutive style"; but the Photograph breaks the "constitutive style " (this is its astonishment); it is without future (this is its pathos, its melancholy); in it, no protensity, whereas the cinema is protensive, hence in no way melancholic (what is it, then?--It is, then, simply "normal, " like life).