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Phenomenology and the Conscious Mind
Dan Lloyd, Trinity College
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Internal Time Consciousness
Notes taken on January 22, 2017 by Edward Tanguay
what is it that makes a dripping faucet so annoying?
a single drip is an innocuous sound and probably not even very loud
the sensory properties of each drip are pretty constant
you have a non-sensory awareness that these sensations are not new
drip number 42 doesn't differ from drip number 1
drip number 1 was then, and drip number 42 is now
the difference is time
our awareness of time, of the temporal property of all intentional objects, is a global and universal invariant of our consciousness
temporal awareness is always present
time has meaning, compare:
do you love me? / of course
do you love me? / (3 seconds) of course
we are sensitive to passing milliseconds in our interchanges
the secret of comedy is timing
if fact, timing is the secret gauge of all our actions, especially our inner actions
built into every perception of an object is the awareness whether the object is moving or not
the superposed awareness of the just-past is an invariant in all perception
time has interested philosophers from Plato on down
but a sophisticated treatment of time begins with phenomenology, and with Edmund Husserl in particular
consciousness is a sandwich of three temporal layers
retention: the immediate awareness of the just-past
primal impression: the influx of perception that presses upon us in the exact present
protention: the immediate awareness of the soon-to-be future