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In philosophy, temporality is traditionally the linear progression of past, present, and future. However, some modern-century philosophers have interpreted temporality in ways other than this linear manner. Examples would be McTaggart's The Unreality of Time, Husserl's analysis of internal time consciousness, Martin Heidegger's Being and Time (1927), George Herbert Mead's Philosophy of the Present (1932), and Jacques Derrida's criticisms of Husserl's analysis, as well as Nietzsche's eternal return of the same, though this latter pertains more to historicity, to which temporality gives rise.

In social sciences, temporality is also studied with respect to human's perception of time and the social organization of time.[1] The perception of time undergoes significant change in the three hundred years between the Middle Ages and Modernity.[2]

In rhetoric, temporality is "deeply intertwined with the rhetorical act of harnessing and subverting power in the unfolding struggle for justice."[3] And in the context of settler colonization, temporality is employed as a rhetorical tool for both subjugation of Indigenous communities and Native resistance to that oppression.[4]

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  1. ^ Ialenti, Vincent (2020). Deep Time Reckoning. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. ISBN 9780262539265.
  2. ^ Richard Utz, "Negotiating Heritage: Observations on Semantic Concepts, Temporality, and the Centre of the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals," Philologie im Netz 58 (2011): 70-87
  3. ^ Bjork, Collin; Buhre, Frida (2021-05-27). "Resisting Temporal Regimes, Imagining Just Temporalities". Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 51 (3): 177–181. doi:10.1080/02773945.2021.1918503. ISSN 0277-3945.
  4. ^ Buhre, Frida; Bjork, Collin (2021-05-27). "Braiding Time: Sami Temporalities for Indigenous Justice". Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 51 (3): 227–236. doi:10.1080/02773945.2021.1918515. ISSN 0277-3945.

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