Edited By Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and Krzysztof Kosecki
Is Present Time a Precondition for the Existence of the Material and Public World?
Dwight Holbrook, Adam Mickiewicz University
On the scale of cosmic events – one black hole swallowing another – how could the now, the momentary present, possibly matter?
‘The length of time of a human life, compared to the range of cosmic time-spans, appears insignificant, whereas it is the very place from which every question of significance arises.’ (Ricoeur 1990 III: 90)