Further Steps in the Science of Temporal Consciousness?

  • Valtteri Arstila
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6789)


Temporal consciousness, the field that focuses on how time figures in our conscious states, is essentially interdisciplinary and has received attention from philosophers and psychologists alike. Nevertheless, there has been little cross-talk between these two disciplines. In this paper, I argue that the reason for this resides in crucially different interests: whereas philosophers have been preoccupied by phenomenology, psychologists have approached the field by downplaying the phenomenology and emphasizing their subjects’ performance in various experiments. Despite this difference, existing research already suggests that there are fruitful grounds for interdisciplinary collaboration, should philosophers and psychologists aspire for it.


Temporal consciousness Husserl James Phenomenology 


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  • Valtteri Arstila
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  1. 1.Department of Behavioral Sciences and PhilosophyUniversity of TurkuFinland

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