A natural concept of time 20191020

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In the following lines is outlined the concept of time according to the Ontology of Knowledge (OK) introduction: "The earth revolved around the sun long before man and all conscious beings appeared on its surface." Yes really, how could I imagine otherwise ? The problem is, "How could I imagine?" The difficulty is indeed twofold: 1) Whenever we represent the world without us, we are in fact at the very centre of this representation and 2) Nothing can be said of the world that is not previously submitted to the laws of meaning. Not only can the knowing subject in no way escape from his representation of the world, but he has no concept of representation that is not subject to the prior laws of the formation of meaning. As a result, the proposition : "reality has form" is no more provable than the Euclidian postulate of parallels. We will not rehearse the idea that time and space are "something" in which reality would bathe, something "in addition" to reality. Time and space cannot be prerequisites for reality and are therefore subject to the constraints mentioned: 1) the necessary presence of the subject at the centre of any representation, 2) the precedence of the laws of formation of meaning over meaning and therefore over form. The Ontology of Knowledge (OdC) does not claim to make possible what is impossible by describing the formless. The OdC proposes an ontological model that reflects these two constraints.
Keywords Ontology  Metaphysics  philosophy of science  philosophy of knowledge  Quantum mechanics  Philosophy of time  critical materialism  Carlo Rovelli
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