The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Temporal Experience

1st Edition

Ian Phillips

Routledge
Published May 9, 2017
Reference - 370 Pages
ISBN 9781138830745 - CAT# Y173284
Series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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Summary

Experience is inescapably temporal. But how do we experience time? Temporal experience is a fundamental subject in philosophy – according to Husserl, the most important and difficult of all. Its puzzles and paradoxes were of critical interest from the Early Moderns through to the Post-Kantians. After a period of relative neglect, temporal experience is again at the forefront of debates across a wealth of areas, from philosophy of mind and psychology, to metaphysics and aesthetics.

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Temporal Experience is an outstanding reference source to the key debates in this exciting subject area and represents the first collection of its kind. Comprising nearly 30 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is organized into seven clear parts:

  • Ancient and early modern perspectives
  • Nineteenth and early twentieth-century perspectives
  • The structure of temporal experience
  • Temporal experience and the philosophy of mind
  • Temporal experience and metaphysics
  • Empirical perspectives
  • Aesthetics

Within each part, key topics concerning temporal experience are examined, including canonical figures such as Locke, Kant and Husserl; extensionalism, retentionalism and the specious present; interrelations between temporal experience and time, agency, dreaming, and the self; empirical theories of perceiving and attending to time; and temporal awareness in the arts including dance, music and film.

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Temporal Experience is essential reading for students and researchers of philosophy of mind and psychology. It is also extremely useful for those in related fields such as metaphysics, phenomenology and aesthetics, as well as for psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists.

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