Philosophy Of The Cosmos - The Sense Of Time Is Phenomenological Not Physical - As - Such
The sense of time is phenomenological, not physical-as-such; not causal and not empirical ' being the two parts of science, this hence precludes a scientific treatment of the sense of time. The term "arrow of time" is not used here because the sense of time need not be pointing in a linear fashion. The sense of time is a changing, rather than a linear, structure, although in being such, it can also be made to appear linear. In essence, the directedness of one's consciousness determines their sense of time.
A physical account of the sense of time is arbitrary and based on a pragmatic principle only ' for instance, it seems intuitive to the "usual" day activities to consider some empirical phenomena to adhere to certain arrows of time which approximate the "usual" day sense of time, such as by a principle of entropy, that everything gradually proceeds from order to chaos. But actually, there is no good physical reason why the sense of time itself ought to be causally changed by some object which fell apart reforming quickly thereafter ' for the track of time may either be repeating a past instance, or a new instance like a past instance, but there is no way to tell that a new or an old thing is occurring physically , and the only reason to consider it as a backwards instance of time is according to our string of memories which we ourselves have consented to ourselves as showing events in a causal sequence. But this sense of time is in no way telling of the physical phenomena itself, but merely of our own functions in the physical world, i.e. of the known events being the past (by which we judge the contingent facts) and the unknown events being futural (by which we predict new consequences), and of the instance of observation being the present (by which we are the loci of perceptions through which the future is filtered by the past).
But it is easy enough, therefore, to see how this sense of time is based upon a certain mode of viewing the world, one which has obvious pragmatic connotations (to judge by experience). Thus it is worthwhile to enquire as to whether, this being the case, a physical approximation of time be nothing but a spatial calculative measure, and that the one thing one can be most sure of insofar as the sense of time is concerned, is that it is continually transformed through our own presence and determinations a priori.
Kyle, u 4686832.