Minding Time: A Philosophical and Theoretical Approach to the Psychology of Time

2014.07.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carlos Montemayor, Minding Time: A Philosophical and Theoretical Approach to the Psychology of Time, Brill, 2013, 154 pp.,
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2014.07.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carlos Montemayor, Minding Time: A Philosophical and Theoretical Approach to the Psychology of Time, Brill, 2013, 154 pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789004228917. Reviewed by Ulrich Meyer, Colgate University This is a book about the psychology of temporal cognition, written by a philosopher. As the author rightly notes in the introduction, "Philosophers have made many tentative empirical claims about time cognition, but very few have taken into account all the current scientific evidence" (p. 5). Carlos Montemayor aims to fill this lacuna in the philosophical literature. Apart from the introductory chapter, the book consists of three chapters of about forty pages each. Chapter II begins with the general question of how to measure time, and then presents two types of clocks. Periodic clocks rely on uniform cyclical processes, such as a swinging pendulum, or the revolutions of the earth around its axis. Interval. . .

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