Felt Passage: An analysis of the subjective side of time's passage Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
  • Blake-Turner, Joanna
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy
  • One of the central features of the debate about the nature of time is the supposed fact that time passes, or seems to pass. In this paper, I make explicit two distinct usages of "passage" which go undistinguished in the literature: metaphysical passage (according to which time itself has a dynamic element) and felt passage (according to which time presents itself as dynamic in subjective experience). Felt passage, I note, is notably underrepresented in the literature. Accordingly, I give a thorough analysis of felt passage, identifying four elements of experience that contribute to the subjective experience of passage. To demonstrate the usefulness of this analysis, I focus on the implications of just one of the four elements of felt passage on our understanding both of experience and the temporal sequence.
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  • Roberts, John
  • Paul, L. A.
  • Merino-Rajme, Carla
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017

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