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11. Logos At The Edge Of The Cosmos

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This chapter encounters the idea of logos, a word that signified the coherence or ordering principle of the cosmos, the reason innate in all things. It provides some of the details of that reading about the history of time in the mind of man. In psychoanalysis the concept of reality testing refers to the capacity to appraise the external world in its generally accepted meanings. It signifies the ability to distinguish between perceptions and thought or fantasy. The chapter studies the developmental and maturational aspects of time experience, and emphasizes its facultative and functional elements. This leads to a structural-dynamic theory of time that can accommodate the potentiality for regressive reactivation of primitive forms of mental umwelts, along a hierarchy of distinct temporal levels. The chapter offers a critique of the concept ‘timelessness’ in terms of a new theory of time.

Keywords: distinct temporal levels; human logos; structural-dynamic theory

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