[Revised entry by Barry Dainton on March 17, 2023.
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In ordinary conscious experience, consciousness of time seems commonplace. For example, we are often aware of changes, movements, and successions unfolding over brief temporal intervals. How is this possible? Many different models of temporal consciousness have been proposed. Some philosophers have argued that consciousness is confined to a momentary interval and that we are not in fact directly aware of change. Others have argued that although consciousness itself is momentary, we are nevertheless conscious of change. Still others have…
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