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Single Idea 22890

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / h. Change in time]

Full Idea

We make a fundamental distinction between perceptions of static states and dynamic processes, ůsuch as walking around a house, and watching a ship leave dock.

Gist of Idea

We experience static states (while walking round a house) and observe change (ship leaving dock)


Adrian Bardon (Brief History of the Philosophy of Time [2013], 2 'Kantian')

Book Reference

Bardon,Adrian: 'Brief History of the Philosophy of Time' [OUP 2013], p.35

A Reaction

This seems to be a fundamental aspect of our mind, rather than of the raw experience (slightly supporting Kant). In both cases we experience a changing sequence, but we have two different interpretations of them.