By T. Fliessbach
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Time, Temporality, Now © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997 24 Joachim Klose ture. Whitehead delivers two similiar formulations of such a bifurcation (CN, p. 26ff), which he both rejects categorically: 1. the distinction between the events of nature and the events as they are formulated in scientific theories; 1 2. the distinction between the events of nature as they exist by themselves and as they appear to us. 2 The first concept of bifurcation maintains a pure conceptual existence of physical entities.
308) "Each actuality is essentially bipolar, physical and mental ... " (PR, p. 108) Every actual occasion is a spatio-temporal unit which possesses an indivisible volume and time quantum. Coordinate divisibility provides that each actual occasion is composed of a number of subordinated actual occasions. But "just as, for some purposes, one atomic actuality can be treated as though it were many coordinate actualities, in the same way, ... a nexus of many actualities can be treated as though it were one actuality" (PR, p.
Part of the complexity is the echo of the objects just past, and, to a lesser degree, perhaps, the foretaste of those just to arrive" (James 1890, p. 606). He also states that we have a constant feeling sui generis (James 1890, p. 605) of the past. James notices, like Locke, that a constant stream of ideas passes through our mind. 606). But if we look at our idea of the time-stream, what are we talking about when we talk about the present? What does it mean when we say "now", as if to capture the present moment?
Allgemeine Relativitatstheorie by T. Fliessbach