I am finally getting to the bit of the book where Sartre discusses his ideas about time, instead of just talking about what others have discussed and where they have gone wrong.
Apparently he sees time as both a continuous thing and a series (i.e. made up of a set of moments), which is fair enough. He also thinks that temporality is only available to being-for-itself. Which is kind of true by definition I guess. The whole concept of temporality as an awareness of things moving from one moment to the next is naturally only available to things that are conscious. The question is I guess whether time would still pass if the world consisted only of tables (being in itself). If the tables still move from moment to moment in exactly the same way as they would if some being for itself was observing and saying “that’s the same table” then what is the point of talking about temporality. It doesn’t really tell us anything about us except that we are aware of things, and we already knew that.
I had to go to a building and pest inspection this morning, and I had the rest of the day off so I had big plans for loads of sewing in the afternoon. I didn’t get very far because it was just too hot. I managed 3 blocks though.