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The Measurement of Time

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As long as we don’t leave the domain of consciousness, the concept of time is relatively clear. Not only do we easily distinguish the present sensation from the memory of past sensations or the anticipation of future sensations, but we know perfectly well what we mean to say when we affirm that, of two conscious phenomena of which we have kept a memory, one came before the other or else that, of two expected conscious phenomena, one will come before the other.

Poincaré, H. (1898). La mesure du temps. Revue de métaphysique et de morale, 6, 1–13.

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Popp, B.D. (2020). The Measurement of Time. In: Henri Poincaré: Electrons to Special Relativity. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48039-4_1

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