How embodied is time?

How embodied is time? 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research Springer Journals

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/how-embodied-is-time-0W096YsTkD
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by ICPR
Subject
Philosophy; Philosophy, general
ISSN
0970-7794
eISSN
2363-9962
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40961-018-0150-1
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

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

Journal

Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 4, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off