The Plurality of Ontological Temporality

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


    There seem to be three main ways to conceptualise and see the nature of time. There is the experience of temporality, which is captured in the metaphor of the flow of time. Then there is linear or measurable time, which is conceptualised through the timeline. Finally, there is the often-overlooked temporal being of material existence, highlighted in the metaphors of time as expansion, growth or unfolding. I will focus on investigating this last dimension, which I call ontological temporality. I will present a view of time as ontological becoming, that conceptualises time both as being objective as well as plural (i.e. multi-perspectival). I will argue that ontological temporality reflects an aspect of the way we live time: We are related, connected to each other and the more than human world through ontological temporality – we dwell both in and through it.
    Period16 Sept 2021
    Event titleOnline workshop: The Phenomenon of Temporality
    Event typeConference
    Degree of RecognitionInternational