Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Sybille Lammes, Chris Perkins and Clancy Wilmott
. Phenomenological approaches to temporality regard
time as emerging in our individual capacities for making sense of the world.
The father of phenomenology, Edward Husserl, focused on exploring what he
termed ‘internal time consciousness’ – suggesting that the temporal was a central and indivisible aspect of being human (Hoy, 2012). This idea of ‘being’ was
developed in Heideggerian thought through hermeneutics. Heidegger makes an
important distinction between different modes of temporality, which he characterises as ‘ontic’ and ‘ontological’. Ontic knowledge relates to the