Volume 13, Issue 1, Spring 2008
Time and Its Philosophical Implications
The conception of time, presented by St. Augustine, unites within itself the physical-philosophical views of Aristotle, and its own psychological view concerning the lived experience of the flow of sensory impressions from the past towards the future. H. Majkrzak (1999) underlines, in Augustine, the existential moment of time. The time of a human life is limited: it is situated within borders stretching from the day of birth to the day of death. This faithful and precise representation
of the Augustinian conception of time, nevertheless brings the reader up against a problem: What value does it have today?