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The Images of Time: An Essay on Temporal Representation

Robin Le Poidevin


Do we ‘perceive’ time? In what sense does memory give us access to the past? Can photographs and paintings capture more than a single moment? What is ‘fictional time’? These apparently disparate questions all concern the ways in which we represent aspects of time, in thought, experience, art, and fiction. They also raise fundamental problems for our philosophical understanding, both of mental representation, and of the nature of time itself. This book brings together issues in philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and literary theory in examining the mechanisms underlying our representation of t ... More

Keywords: representation, perception, memory, moment, fiction, art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199265893
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Le Poidevin, author
University of Leeds