The Illusions of Time: Philosophical and Psychological Essays on Timing and Time Perception

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Valtteri Arstila, Adrian Bardon, Sean Enda Power, Argiro Vatakis
Springer Nature, Sep 26, 2019 - Science - 374 pages
This edited collection presents the latest cutting-edge research in the philosophy and cognitive science of temporal illusions. Illusion and error have long been important points of entry for both philosophical and psychological approaches to understanding the mind. Temporal illusions, specifically, concern a fundamental feature of lived experience, temporality, and its relation to a fundamental feature of the world, time, thus providing invaluable insight into investigations of the mind and its relationship with the world. The existence of temporal illusions crucially challenges the na´ve assumption that we can simply infer the temporal nature of the world from experience. This anthology gathers eighteen original papers from current leading researchers in this subject, covering four broad and interdisciplinary topics: illusions of temporal passage, illusions and duration, illusions of temporal order and simultaneity, and the relationship between temporal illusions and the cognitive representation of time.

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Valtteri Arstila is a Collegium Researcher at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies and the Department of Philosophy, University of Turku, Finland. His research focuses on the philosophy and psychology of subjective time, time consciousness, cognitive penetration, and artificial intelligence.

Adrian Bardon is Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University, USA. He is the author of A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time (2013) and The Truth about Denial: Bias and Self-Deception in Science, Politics, and Religion (2019).

Sean Power is a philosopher researching time, illusion, perception, and epistemology. He is a research affiliate at the University College Cork, Ireland, whose works include Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience (2018) and Philosophy of Time: A Contemporary Introduction (forthcoming).

Argiro Vatakis is Assistant Professor at the Psychology Department, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece. She is the Editor-In-Chief for the journal Timing and Time Perception, and the founder of the Timing Research Forum.

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