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Chris Keroack 10/08/05 Philosophy 100 Augustine: Reflections on the Past Augustine believes that time is not truly existent and that it only exist in our minds. He even states that there is no true past, present, or future. He wants us to thinks that time is actually non existent and just a thing that our mind uses to help us cope with moments that pass, and ones that will pass. He believes that time is just an image in our mind and that there is no real time since before God there was no such concept. Augustine says that time does not exist. I on the other hand believe that the past, while it does not exist, is the only time that we can fully and truly understand. It is the only one that we can bring true meaning to. The present never truly exists because it is a constantly passing moment of time and has no duration. We talked about the present not being a duration of time but more of a flow. We experience it, however it is still random. Nevertheless we are sure that what occurs inevitably becomes the past. We can be riding a bike in the present, but just
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ECON 412 taught by Professor Gillette during the Spring '08 term at Kentucky.

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