Sunday, March 16, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Memory, time, self-reference...

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-03-16]: Our memory does not work like a video camera. Instead, it inserts pieces of the present into the past when it creates memories. [1] The present determines the past, as the past determines the present as well. The future and our aspirations for it determine the present (see what the Chinese think about that), while the latter determines the former as well. Everything mixed together in a endless circle of self-reference. So irrational and yet, so familiar... [consciousness/ self-reference] You must forget about time if you with to understand him.

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