The Concept of Time in Early Twentieth-Century Philosophy

A Philosophical Thematic Atlas

  • Flavia Santoianni

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rosario Diana
    Pages 1-4
  3. Flavia Santoianni
    Pages 5-13
  4. Monica Sorrentino
    Pages 15-25
  5. Phenomenology and Perception of Time

  6. Language and Thinking of Time

  7. Science and Logic of Time

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 259-259

About this book


This book presents a collection of authoritative contributions on the concept of time in early twentieth-century philosophy. It is structured in the form of a thematic atlas: each section is accompanied by relevant elementary logic maps that reproduce in a “spatial” form the directionalities (arguments and/or discourses) reported on in the text. The book is divided into three main sections, the first of which covers phenomenology and the perception of time by analyzing the works of Bergson, Husserl, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, Guattari and Derrida. The second section focuses on the language and conceptualization of time, examining the works of Cassirer, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Lacan, Ricoeur and Foucault, while the last section addresses the science and logic of time as they appear in the works of Guillaume, Einstein, Reichenbach, Prigogine and Barbour. The purpose of the book is threefold: to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the concept of time in early twentieth-century philosophy; to show how conceptual reasoning can be supported by accompanying linguistic and spatial representations; and to stimulate novel research in the humanistic field concerning the complex role of graphic representations in the comprehension of concepts.


Implicit Learning Explicit Knowledge Elementary Logic Theory Spaces of Thinking Visual Processing Adaptive Learning Philosophy of Time Phenomenology of Time Knowledge of Time Temporal Logic

Editors and affiliations

  • Flavia Santoianni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Humanities Section of PhilosophyUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly

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