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Does the "specious present" exhaust the time when mental life occurs, or can persons etc. undergo mental events, such as a loss of consciousness, outside the specious present?

I'm asking because, and I apologise for the strangeness, I do think that the instant at end of life is never in the specious present, if it really is an instant, without extension.

Seems quasi paradoxical?

  • The 'specious present' is not a duration so a person cannot undergo any process in the present. The issue is not quasi-paradoxical but truly paradoxical, as Zeno and others have noted. Change cannot happen in the present or at any other time. – PeterJ Mar 27 '17 at 11:42
  • @PeterJ strangely reassuring, thanks – anon Mar 27 '17 at 15:02

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