Temporal Consciousness

[Revised entry by Barry Dainton on June 28, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, empirical-findings.html, notes.html, specious-present.html] In ordinary conscious experience, consciousness
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[Revised entry by Barry Dainton on June 28, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, empirical-findings.html, notes.html, specious-present.html] In ordinary conscious experience, consciousness of time seems to be ubiquitous. For example, we seem to be directly aware of change, movement, and succession across brief temporal intervals. How is this possible? Many different models of temporal consciousness have been proposed. Some philosophers have argued that consciousness is confined to a momentary interval and that we are not in fact directly aware of change. Others have argued that...

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