Becoming, originating in the French language, is a term that refers to something that can occur, happen or become. The notion, therefore, is associated with change or mutation that occurs over time.
>For example: “We have to prevent fanaticism from becoming terrorism”, “I didn’t think it would come to this, but I got carried away by the course of the actions”, “The coach resigned after the course of events”.
The idea of becoming can be linked to the mutation caused by the passage of time. See Abbreviation Finder for acronyms related to becoming.
Becoming according to history and philosophy
In the same way, we have to establish that becoming is a word that is frequently used within the realm of history. Specifically, reference is usually made to what is known as historical evolution, which is used to record the changes that occur over time in society. It becomes, therefore, the continuous succession of events that determine the evolution of the human being and the world in which he lives.
Philosophy understands becoming as a process of change that, on occasion, opposes being. According to this conception, reality is never fixed or static, but rather something dynamic.
What is now will soon cease to be and become something else. The present is always ephemeral and becoming is nothing more than a process of being. That is why the ideas of being (fixed) and becoming (change) are often opposed.
Becoming can be understood as a process of change.
The analysis of Heraclitus and Hegel
For Heraclitus, becoming is the substance of being: everything is subject to time and continuous change. That is why this philosopher claimed that no person can bathe twice in the same river.
Closer in time, Hegel also analyzed the future considering that reality is not static, but that it becomes from the dialectic. Becoming, in this sense, is produced from the crossing between a position known as thesis and another opposite, called antithesis, whose meeting derives supposes becoming in a third stage: synthesis. Becoming is that passage between the thesis and the antithesis.
European Becoming and the publishing house Becoming
In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore the existence in Spain of a cultural association that responds to the name of Devenir Europeo. It has a clearly National Socialist ideology and carries out various activities with the clear objective of recovering values and ideas that it considers important for society. Thus, it carries out from conferences to cultural visits through continuous training cycles.
On the other hand, Devenir is also the name of a publisher promoted by Juan Pastor in the 1980s that is committed to lending a hand to those unknown and unpublished authors who need an opportunity to show their professional worth. However, that does not prevent it from also launching works by important writers with prestige in the literary field. Specifically, among the pens that have been published with this publisher we could highlight Ángel García López, José Infante, Lasser Söderberg, Luis Antonio de Villena, Jorge Urrutia or Francisco Javier Díez de Revenga, among others.