Richard Faure ; Emmanuel Golfin ; Elsa Grasso - Time and its categories in Classical Greek: Language and thought

jimis:5739 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Issues in Sciences, September 20, 2019, Vol. 7 - The Time era -
Time and its categories in Classical Greek: Language and thoughtArticle

Authors: Richard Faure ORCID1; Emmanuel Golfin 2; Elsa Grasso 3

  • 1 BCL, équipe Linguistique de l’énonciation
  • 2 Patrimoine, Littérature, Histoire
  • 3 Centre de recherche en histoire des idées

The conceptions of time are manifold (cyclic, linear, subjective/objective etc.). This is also true of Ancient Greece (Lloyd 1976). However, in Classical Greece certain human sciences arise and evolve at the same time, including History (Herodotus, Thucydides) and Philosophy (Plato, Aristotle), which may share a common notion of time. We explore the idea that these developments are related to what we observe in the language in the same period, namely that the marking of aspect and mood steps back and gives way to a more precise marking of time in the verbal system. This may be due to mutual influences of the categories of language and thought, as already observed in Benveniste (1958).

Volume: Vol. 7 - The Time era
Published on: September 20, 2019
Accepted on: September 20, 2019
Submitted on: September 3, 2019
Keywords: mood,aspect,time,history,philosophy,linguistics,tense,mode,aspect,linguistique,philosophie,histoire,temps,[SHS.CLASS]Humanities and Social Sciences/Classical studies,[SHS.LANGUE]Humanities and Social Sciences/Linguistics,[SHS.PHIL]Humanities and Social Sciences/Philosophy,[SHS.HIST]Humanities and Social Sciences/History,[SHS.HISPHILSO]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences
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  • Idex UCA JEDI; Funder: French National Research Agency (ANR); Code: ANR-15-IDEX-0001

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