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An Essay on Time

Author(s): Norbert Elias
Contributor(s): Marta Bucholc (Editor), Ada Łobożewicz (Translator)
Subject(s): Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: essay writing; concept of time; perception of time; sociology of knowledge
Summary/Abstract: The essay discusses evolution of the sense of time in a social and historical perspective. Elias presents how different time structures, which are one of the forms of coordination of human life, functioned in the communities. According to the author, the category of time derives from the combination of the human cognitive apparatus capable of abstracting the sequentiality of events and the social context. These two elements are always rooted in the physical reality.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2428-1
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2420-5
  • Page Count: 222
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish