J. Indian Counc. Philos. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40961-018-0150-1 1,2 Rakesh Sengupta Received: 11 April 2017 / Revised: 16 May 2018 / Accepted: 18 May 2018 © ICPR 2018 Abstract It is a standard understanding that we live in time. In fact, the whole physical world as described in sciences is based on the idea of objective (not abso- lute) time. For centuries, we have defined time ever so minutely, basing them on finer and finer event measurements (uncoiling springs to atomic clocks) that we do not even notice that we have made an inductive leap when it comes to time—we can measure time, so we experience time. In the current work, I wish to critique this inductive leap and examine what it means to experience time. We are embodied and embedded cognitive agents, constrained by our body as well as in continuous interaction with our environment (mostly in an unconscious manner, e.g., Are you standing or sitting? Are you paying complete attention to each part of your body and posture? etc.). So another way to ask the question of temporal experience would be—how embodied is time? I posit that experience of time spoken of in general literature is a linguistic construct, in
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