Time the most fascinating cocept in the world, yet many people still claim that it's objective and NOT subjective.
I would like to see the perspective of this forum on time? Do you think it exists? Is it subjective or objective? Do you think the past and the future is real?
Do you think only the present is real or do you think there is no difference between the past,present and the future(my point of view).
Have a read of this article which goes in great depth in discussing time among many great philosophers from ancient times till modern.
Kennethamy makes an interesting point. As long as we don't have to really explain what time is, we can talk about it in a very general way and make sense. But the more one thinks about it and attends to all the various ways we use the word, for example its many applications in different spheres of understanding, the less clear and distinct our idea of time becomes. We have lived time and scientific time and utilitarian time and so forth, and we generally mean different things by time in each area; these shades of meaning illuminate different ways we think of time in different situations. Some can be measured precisely, others cannot.
Time is component of the intelligent sphere and is only introduced into the physical sphere through the minds of individuals.
Time is only a way of delineating two or more moments. It is no more concrete than an inch. Just as inches don't exist in the physical sphere neither does time, rather an accepted distance is called an inch or a minute depending on the context.
Likewise, circles do not exist in the physical sphere. A circle is a concept of the intelligent sphere and imperfect examples are either created or found in the physical realm to represent the idea of a circle.
Of course, I should not have to say, "in my opinion", but I will.
I really don't understand why you continue to embarrass yourself.
If you have no intellectual abilities what are you doing in a philosophical forum?
I don't think you understand just how truly pathetic you present yourself. You really should try consciously contemplating what actions you've taken to bring you to such a low place in your life.
I hope you get better soon, and keep taking your meds.
My friend ignore the ignoramus he is full of more than his own importance and as the days go by his foul mouth will fester and consume him. He boasts of being the bullies enemy but in fact he is their show piece, their best example. Your friend Xris
I know you will think this weird, but when someone does not ask me what time is, I know what time is; but when someone asks me what time is, all of a sudden, I don't know what time is.
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Frankly when i think of what is time, i think well who made it.... the answer to this to me is no one. it simply exsists, no one created it yet humans can recognise it and record it, prima facie it is something bigger than the human mind can comphrehend. based upon this we must ask ourselves what time is; resulting in the thought that it is bigger than us, so we must ask what did we not create but can recognise that constantly moves us foward in itself. perhaps the whole human conscience within itself? ie, belief that we are moving foward in time?
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actually it is not nearly so simple as you might think, you know. Time definitely requires the awareness of duration and such awareness is always structured around the facts of existence. We earthlings naturally perceive time in relation to days and nights, which have a particular duration, and also other measures, such as months (lunar) years (solar) and lifetimes. With no consciousness of duration, there is no time in any meaningful sense. In quantum cosmology, it is necessary to introduce the viewpoint of an observer, or else the time dimension is not represented in the equations. So far from time being 'irrelevant to human consciousness' in fact time is intrinsic to consciousness, and consciousness is intrinsic to time. They are both intertwined.