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A Reconciliation of the Linear and Circular

October 19, 2008

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The concepts of linear and circular are root metaphors in many worldviews. For example, linear and circular provide root metaphors for the conception of time. The linear and circular are fundamentally different in several respects. The circular, for example, has the quality of recurrence while the linear has the quality of infinite extension without repetition. […]