Our Concept of Time

Samuel Baron, Kristie Miller

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Abstract

In this chapter we argue that our concept of time is a functional concept. We argue that our concept of time is such that time is whatever it is that plays the time role, and we spell out what we take the time role to consist in. We evaluate this proposal against a number of other analyses of our concept of time, and argue that it better explains various features of our dispositions as speakers and our practices as agents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophy and Psychology of Time
EditorsBruno Molder, Valtteri Arstila, Peter Orhstrom
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer
Chapter2
Pages29-52
ISBN (Electronic)9783319221953
ISBN (Print)9783319221946, 9783319371931
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Brain and Mind
Volume9
ISSN (Print)1573-4536

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Baron, S., & Miller, K. (2016). Our Concept of Time. In B. Molder, V. Arstila, & P. Orhstrom (Eds.), Philosophy and Psychology of Time (pp. 29-52). (Studies in Brain and Mind; Vol. 9). Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22195-3_3