Time and Implication
The question of what is time, is asked by Augustine: “I know what it is, provided that nobody asks me; but if I want to explain it to an enquirer, I do not know. ”Aristotle, however, explains: time is not the cause of generation and corruption, coming to presence and going out into absence, becoming as a whole. Rather, bodies decay, change happens, things move (more or less), physis becomes - and time counts the ways. 2 Or, as Elizabeth Barrett Browning put it poetically: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways ”—that is time, not the loving, but the counting of how so.