The nature of time has always been a tantalizing problem. The Form of Time argues that a two-dimensional concept of time is crucial for the proper development of our understanding of human behavior and social institutions. The two temporal dimensions in which time needs to be seen are: the temporal axis of succession--the familiar dimension of the dating of events as earlier and later; and the temporal axis of intention--the dimension in which we state our currents goals and intentions. This two-dimensional view of time opens up a genuinely dynamic approach to the understanding of interpersonal relationships and social institutions.
First published 1982
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