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" What then is time? If no one asks me. I know; if I wish to explain it to one that asketh, I know not... "
Temporal Logic: From Ancient Ideas to Artificial Intelligence - Page 1
by Peter ěhrstr°m, Per F. V. Hasle - 1995 - 413 pages
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The Confessions of S. Augustine

Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.) - Christian life - 1838 - 363 pages
...And, we understand, when we speak of it; we understand also, when we hear it spoken of by another. What then is time? If no one asks me, I know: if I...wish to explain it to one that asketh, I know not: yet I say boldly, that I know, that if nothing passed away, time past were not; and if nothing were...
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The Confessions of S. Augustine: Revised from a Former Translation

Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.) - 1840 - 363 pages
...And, we understand, when we speak of it ; we understand also, when we hear it spoken of by another. What then is time ? If no one asks me, I know : if...wish to explain it to one that asketh, I know not : yet I say boldly, that I know, that if nothing passed away, time past were not ; and if nothing were...
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Encyclopeadia Metropolitana

RICHARD GRIFFIN AND COMPANY - 1854
...And, we understand, when we speak of it ; we understand also, when we hear it spoken of by another. What then is time ? If no one asks me, I know : if...wish to explain it to one that asketh, I know not : yet I say boldly, that I know, that if nothing passed away, time past were not ; and if nothing were...
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Moral and Methaphysical Philosophy, Volume 1

Frederick Denison Maurice - Ethics - 1882
...And, we understand, when we speak of it ; we understand also, when we hear it spoken of by another. What then is time ? If no one asks me, I know : if...wish to explain it to one that asketh, I know not : yet I say boldly, that I know, that if nothing passed away, time past were not ; and if nothing were...
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S. Augustine ... brief passages from his writings. (Church lamps).

1882
...which we have entirely forgotten, we cannot even seek after. — Conf. x. cc. 18, 19. XIV. VS7HAT, then, is time? If no one asks me, I know ; if I wish to explain it to one who asks, I know not. Yet I say boldly, that I know, that if nothing passed away, time past were not...
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A System of Metaphysics

George Stuart Fullerton - Knowledge, Theory of - 1904 - 627 pages
...perceive periods of time, and compare them with one another, and call some longer, others shorter."1 "What then, is time? if no one asks me, I know; if I try to explain it to one who asks, I do not know ; yet, I say with confidence that I know." The position...
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Re-unions of the Davis, Noble, Kinder Families

1906
...time? And we understand when we speak of it; we understand, also, when we hear it spoken of by another. What, then, is time? If no one asks me I know; if I wish to explain it to one that asketb, I know not ; yet I say boldly that I know, that if nothing passed away, time past were not;...
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The Philosophy of the Future

Stephen Southric Hebberd - Ontology - 1911 - 210 pages
...refer to that famous, oft-quoted passage from one of the world's greatest thinkers, St. Augustine: "What then is time ? If no one asks me, I know ; if I try to explain it to one who asks, I do not know ; yet I say with confidence that I know. But if nothing...
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The Confessions of St. Augustine

Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.) - Catholic Church - 1920 - 348 pages
...And, we understand, when we speak of it ; we understand also, when we hear it spoken of by another. What then is time ? If no one asks me, I know : if...wish to explain it to one that asketh, I know not : yet I say boldly, that I know, that if nothing passed away, time past were not; and if nothing were...
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Time, Change and Contradiction: The Twenty-second Arthur Stanley Eddington ...

Georg Henrik Wright - Change - 1969 - 34 pages
...interest are everyday concepts, and that some of them are, in addition, scientific * Confessiones, xi, 17. ('What then is time? If no one asks me, I know: if...wish to explain it to one that asketh, I know not.') concepts. Time is a good, perhaps the best, example of something which both scientists and philosophers...
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