Concepts of Time in the Comprehension of Past Reality Existence
Shcherbakov Dmitrii Aleksandrovich
Orenburg State Pedagogical University
Abstract. The purpose of the study is to identify and determine the dependence of the understanding of the ontological characteristics of past reality on various concepts of time. The paper presents the existing concepts of time and identifies their ontological implications that constitute our understanding of past reality existence. Scientific novelty and significance of the work lie in identifying the theoretical foundations of various concepts of time that determine and constitute ontological ideas about the existence of the past and in distinguishing between the meanings of the notion of "the past", understood as a mode of time, and the notion of "past reality" as all past states of the world, past states and stages of processes of objective and subjective reality. As a result, the researcher has demonstrated the necessity of distinguishing between the notions of "the past" as a mode of time and "past reality". It has been found that the real existence of past events and states of the world is denied by dynamic and confirmed by static relational concepts of time. It has been shown that thinking within the framework of substantial concepts of time is not productive for the ontological comprehension of past reality. All objectivist concepts of time unjustifiably hypostatise the phenomenon of time and are unproductive for comprehending the existence of the past due to the fact that it is impossible to distinguish between the past, present and future in a clear and unambiguous manner within their frameworks.
Key words and phrases: концепции времени, бытие прошлой реальности, онтология, concepts of time, past reality existence, ontology
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