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Philosophies 2019, 4(2), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies4020016

The Quale of Time

Independent researcher, Bucharest, Romania
Received: 2 February 2019 / Revised: 23 March 2019 / Accepted: 8 April 2019 / Published: 11 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Philosophies of Time, Media and Contemporaneity)
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Abstract

Time is one of the greatest subjects of interest to the disciplines of both Science and Philosophy, being seen to have a greater importance in the workings of reality than other entities. In this paper, a phenomenological analysis of time based on the general workings of the emergent structure of consciousness will be done, and time will be shown to be no different than any other qualia. It will be shown that, like any other qualia, time is an emergent level of consciousness, manifesting all the properties of emergence: inheritance of qualities from the previous levels, top-down influence in levels received from the higher levels and top-down influence in levels impressed on the lower levels.
Keywords: time; qualia; emergence; inheritance; top-down; phenomenology time; qualia; emergence; inheritance; top-down; phenomenology
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