PHIL 5522 The Problem of Time: Ontology and Subjectivity (Spring: 3 )
The nature of time is one of the trickiest puzzles in philosophy. Its elusiveness seems to be due to the fact that it pertains both to the objective world and our innermost subjectivity: there would be no time in the absence of movement, as well as in the absence of mind perceiving the movement. We will examine the main hypotheses regarding the essence of time, from Antiquity through Middle Ages, the nominalist and Newtonian revolution, until the threshold of contemporary approaches.
Instructor(s): Jean-Luc Solere
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