“Physical Time within Human Time” and “Bridging the Neuroscience and Physics of Time”

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The commentary discusses whether AI devices can have an experience of time as passing. The papers commented on suggest the answer is “Yes”. However, I claim that the metaphysical view of time this answer presupposes, namely, eternalism, or the block universe, is untenable, and that a sound understanding of time must acknowledge time’s normative significance. This raises new and substantial questions regarding the possibility of representing time, and of equipping devices with “gadgets” that would facilitate as-of flow experiences for them. More generally, the commentary critically evaluates the role science may have in the context of philosophical debates.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTiming and Time Perception
StatePublished - 2023

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© YUVAL DOLEV, 2023.


  • eternalism
  • normativity
  • representations
  • temporal passage
  • time


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