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作者 Le Poidevin, Robin, 1962-
書名 The images of time : an essay on temporal representation / Robin Le Poidevin
出版項 Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
國際標準書號 9780199265893 (hardback)
0199265895 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  115 L558im 2007    在架上    30500101283540
說明 xiv, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-187) and index
Le Poidevin brings together issues in philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and literary theory in examining the mechanisms underlying our representation of time in various media, and brings these to bear on metaphysical debates over the real nature of time. These debates concern which aspects of time are genuinely part of time's intrinsic nature, and which, in some sense, are mind-dependent. Arguably, the most important debate concerns time's passage: does time pass in reality, or is the division of events into past, present, and future simply a reflection of our temporal perspective--a result of the interaction between a "static" world and minds capable of representing it? Le Poidevin argues that, contrary to what perception and memory lead us to suppose, time does not really pass, and this surprising conclusion can be reconciled with the characteristic features of temporal experience
The project -- Causal theories of representation -- Egocentric and objective representation -- Retracing the past : memory and passage -- Projecting the present : the shock of the now -- The wider view : precedence and duration -- Image and instant : the pictorial representation of time -- The fictional future -- The unity of time and narrative
主題 Time
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