Regarding timelines, we can distinguish between linear narrative and rhizomatic narrative. In the latter, we can never trace an effect back to a single, discrete cause. Laboratories were invented to try to isolate particular causal relationships, but in real life we can never account for all the variables.
In late medieval and early modern Europe, a central dimension of timekeeping was its ‘publicness’: clock time was essentially, and explicitly, a public concept. Clock
In Walden, Henry David Thoreau wrote, Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see
The factual (or fact) dimension is about drawing a distinction that allows an observer to indicate one thing while ignoring something else. Sometimes Luhmann used
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down
As I started to explore in a previous post, E.M. Forster’s 1910 novel Howards End dramatizes “the waning of spatial integration,” or the tension between