Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Does it deny the reality of time?

I'm not saying that. Not at all. I'm saying that there is something in the thing itself which human consciousness perceives in terms of a temporal structure of things. That's all. What it is, the whatever that provokes the human mind to perceive time, is hard to say. But it isn't a one-to-one mapping. Something's there, though; and the way our minds make sense of it is to see it in terms of consecutivity, cause and effect and so on.
Adam Roberts, The Thing Itself, 256

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