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Complex Experience, Relativity and Abandoning Simultaneity

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Starting from the special theory of relativity it is argued that the structure of an experience is extended over time, making experience dynamic rather than static. The paper describes and explains what is meant by phenomenal parts and outlines opposing positions on the experience of time. Time according to he special theory of relativity is defined and the possibility of static experience shown to be implausible, leading to the conclusion that experience is dynamic. Some implications of this for the relationship of phenomenology to the physical world are considered.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Dept. of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT, Email:

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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