A Brief History of Time-Consciousness: Historical Precursors to James and Husserl

  title={A Brief History of Time-Consciousness: Historical Precursors to James and Husserl},
  author={Holly Andersen and Rick Grush},
  journal={Journal of the History of Philosophy},
  pages={277 - 307}
William James' Principles of Psychology, in which he made famous the "specious present" doctrine of temporal experience, and Edmund Husserl's Zur Phänomenologie des inneren Zeitbewusstseins were giant strides in the philosophical investigation of the temporality of experience. However, an important set of precursors to these works has not been adequately investigated. In this article, we undertake this investigation. Beginning with Reid's essay "Memory" in Essays on the Intellectual Powers of… 
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