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Time and Eternity
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1. Philosophy

A philosophical discussion of time faces the task of inquiring into the original, objectively first, and fundamental experience of time, of reflecting on its multiplicity, and then of defining it. It should not be forgotten that time, for its part, has its own temporal and historical conditions. The relationship of time and being, the distinction between time and the temporal, and the fact that those who try to understand time are in time themselves must all be focal points in the discussion.

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Pöltner, Günther and Link-Wieczorek, Ulrike, “Time and Eternity”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.54>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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