Temporal Points of View

Subjective and Objective Aspects

  • Margarita Vázquez Campos
  • Antonio Manuel Liz Gutiérrez

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Margarita Vázquez Campos, Antonio Manuel Liz Gutiérrez
    Pages 1-57
  3. Antonio Manuel Liz Gutiérrez, Margarita Vázquez Campos
    Pages 59-104
  4. Antonio Manuel Liz Gutiérrez, Margarita Vázquez Campos
    Pages 105-142
  5. Antonio Manuel Liz Gutiérrez
    Pages 143-182
  6. Margarita Vázquez Campos
    Pages 183-195
  7. Antti Hautamäki
    Pages 197-221
  8. Juan J. Colomina
    Pages 223-234
  9. Sebastián Álvarez Toledo
    Pages 235-253
  10. Steven D. Hales
    Pages 255-263
  11. Juan J. Colomina, David Pérez Chico
    Pages 265-275

About this book


This book seeks to arrive at a better understanding of the relationships between the objective and subjective aspects of time. It discusses the existence of fluent time, a controversial concept in many areas, from philosophy to physics. Fluent time is understood as directional time with a past, a present, and a future. We experience fluent time in our lives and we adopt a temporal perspective in our ways of knowing and acting. Nevertheless, the existence of fluent time has been debated for both philosophical and scientific reasons, thus creating a rift between the subjective and objective aspects of time. Starting from the basic notion of points of view, or perspectives, this book explores the relationships between objective or external time, as it has been conceptualized by science, and subjective or internal time, which is involved in our lived experiences.  It establishes a general framework encompassing the nature, structure and mode of existence of points of view, in which the objective and subjective aspects of time can be integrated. The book mainly addresses researchers and postgraduates in philosophy and logic. Additionally, it offers inspiration for physicists and computer scientists involved in the modeling and simulation of complex behaviors for which the representation of internal time should be considered together with the notion of objective, external time.



Conceptual Spaces Diachronic and Synchronic Luck Existence of Time External and Internal time Fluent Time Temporal Perspectives Temporal Points of View Temporal Structures Time Controversy and Philosophy of Time Time Travel

Editors and affiliations

  • Margarita Vázquez Campos
    • 1
  • Antonio Manuel Liz Gutiérrez
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PhilosophyUniversity of La LagunaTenerife, Canary IslandsSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of PhilosophyUniversity of La LagunaTenerife, Canary IslandsSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19814-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19815-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-6255
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6263
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