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Single Idea 22892

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / i. Time and motion]

Full Idea

Experience itself may be constituted by overlapping, very brief, but temporally extended, acts of awareness, each of which encompassesa temporally extended streeeeetch of perceived events.

Gist of Idea

Experiences of motion may be overlapping, thus stretching out the experience


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

Book Reference

Bardon,Adrian: 'Brief History of the Philosophy of Time' [OUP 2013], p.42

A Reaction

[cites Barry Dainton 2000] I think this sounds better than Russell's suggestion, though along the same lines. I take all brain events to be a sort of memory, briefly retaining their experience. Very fast events blur because of overload.

Related Idea

Idea 22891 We could be aware of time if senses briefly vibrated, extending their experience of movement [Russell, by Bardon]