Anticipation and the constitution of time in the philosophy of Ernst Cassirer

TitleAnticipation and the constitution of time in the philosophy of Ernst Cassirer
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsFroeyman, A
JournalCasys: International journal of computing anticipatory systems
Volume23
Pagination11
ISSN1373-5411
Abstract

In this paper, I will argue with Ernst Cassirer that anticipation plays an essential part in the constitution of time from a transcendental perspective. Time is, as any transcendental concept, seen as basically relational and subjective and only in a derivative way objective and indifferent to us. This entails that memory is prior to history, and anticipation is prior to prediction. In this paper, I will give some examples in order to argue for this point. Furthermore, I will also argue, again with Cassirer and against Henri Bergson, that time should be seen as a functional unity, and not as a collection of three different things-in-themselves (past, present and future).

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