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3.2 Time and mind


Old generation philosophers Aristotle and St. Augustin had significant contributions to the philosophy of time and mind. Aristotle conveyed that Time can be viewed as an objective, physical, and quantifiable entity that exists in and of itself and is not dependent on human perception or consciousness. All events are arranged along a linear axis of time. Human beings exist in time [18]. On the other hand, St. Augustin opined that time relates to each individual's internal experience, where time is conceived in terms of pace, length, duration, and various meanings. Psychological time is part of human consciousness and, as such, is not necessarily linear, one-dimensional, or regular. Psychological time exists in human beings [19]. Though we have divergent theories on time and mind, we can conclude that most of the important philosophers agree that both psychological and physical time exist and they both have a relation.