Augustinian Studies 22:191-205 (1991)

Donald Ross
Marymount University
Five interpretations of Augustine's theory of time in Confessions XI are discussed. A distinction is made between the dimensionality, the sequentiality, and the unidirectionality of time; and various arguments are given for the thesis that Augustine regarded time as subjective in only the second and third senses. Then it is shown that for Augustine the heaven of heavens and the memory come as close as creatures can to a Godlike view of time--as extended but non-sequential .
Keywords Catholic Tradition  History of Philosophy  Major Philosophers  Philosophy and Religion  Augustine  Time  Memory
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ISBN(s) 0094-5323
DOI 10.5840/augstudies1991228
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