Temporal entities in space

Abstract : I will be dealing mostly with spatio-temporal analogies; I shall hypothesize that some concepts, such as the concept of a boundary, are not completely domain-specific (there can be spatial as well as temporal boundaries, and structural analogies between these compel us to think that 'boundary' is not used in two different senses here). I contend that this hypothesis, in short the hypothesis of complementarity or HC, is crucial in the heuristic of the investigation of spatial and temporal concepts, and that it ought to be used for importing into the unfocussed problem of temporal entities in space some results about the much neater problem of spatial entities in time. It is thus important to assess the scope and the validity of HC. Over and above the mainly philosophical issues I will briefly consider some broader hypotheses about the architecture of cognition that might back HC.
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Roberto Casati. Temporal entities in space. Time, Space and Movement: Meaning and Knowledge in the Sensible World, 1995, Toulouse, France. ⟨ijn_01313712⟩



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