recens; a centiori; existential recential; “here-now’being”; “not-here-now-being”; single-appearance man; multi-appearance man
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
K. Popiołek, A. Chudzicka-Czupała, (red.), "Czas w życiu człowieka" (S. 38-50). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego.
The article concerns the conception of time which locates man’s cognition in the
presence. What exists has the current being exclusively. Everything is irresistibly real at the
point of human’s life. The very time conception is presented by recentivism (Latin recens —
present) a new philosophical trend. Broadly speaking, it says that a description of a given
phenomenon is possible in all tenses, but only the present tense is true. With reference to
human life a conclusion can be made that human life is important “now”, and not as the
means to achieve something in the future. The past is already gone whereas the future is not
present yet. Only now exusts. Referiing to the past (by means of reminiscence) and to the
future (by means of dreams) is a constant interruption of what we are experiencing now. In
both cases we are afraid of being responsible for “now”. Recentivism says that human life is
creating the presence whereas the production of “places” opened in the actual reality
consists in creating the presence for empty “places” of being.