Sunday, February 24, 2008

Loneliness and Dread as Time Sense Disturbances

SpringerLink - Journal Article: "Carl Goldberg

Abstract Our consciousness of time is created by our longing over duration for the care of a nurturing other. By means of a case study, it is shown here that the experience of abject loneliness is dependent upon a disturbed consciousness of time: unmet needs over the passage of time. Loneliness as such is the denial of the present moment—its possibilities and its demands. The loss of the present moment fosters a disturbed judgment of time: the sense that the present moment has stopped—is virtually endless, since the present moment has no future toward which to intend. This time disturbance diminishes the subject's capacity for agency.

loneliness - dread - exclusionary conjunctive speech - care - shame"

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