The Images of Time: An Essay on Temporal Representation by Robin Le Poidevin PDF

By Robin Le Poidevin

ISBN-10: 0199265895

ISBN-13: 9780199265893

ISBN-10: 0199575517

ISBN-13: 9780199575510

The photos of Time provides a philosophical research of the character of time and the mind's methods of representing it. Robin Le Poidevin examines how we understand time and alter, the capacity wherein reminiscence hyperlinks us with the prior, the try to symbolize switch and stream in artwork, and the character of fictional time. those it sounds as if disparate questions all hindrance the ways that we characterize points of time, in proposal, event, artwork and fiction. additionally they elevate basic difficulties for our philosophical realizing, either one of psychological illustration, and of the character of time itself.

Le Poidevin brings jointly matters in philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and literary thought in studying the mechanisms underlying our illustration of time in a number of media, and brings those to endure on metaphysical debates over the true nature of time. those debates predicament which features of time are certainly a part of time's intrinsic nature, and which, in a few feel, are mind-dependent.

Arguably, an important debate issues time's passage: does time go in truth, or is the department of occasions into previous, current, and destiny easily a mirrored image of our temporal perspective--a results of the interplay among a "static" international and minds in a position to representing it? Le Poidevin argues that, opposite to what notion and reminiscence lead us to believe, time doesn't relatively cross, and this marvelous end might be reconciled with the attribute gains of temporal experience.

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