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Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 13:32:19 -0400
Subject: Re: BHA: philosophical /sociology time scale


Bwanika,

This might not be very helpful, but I believe that ALL time scales are 
socially constructed -- they are symbolic constructions.  I do not know of 
any unique time scales that have been constructed by sociologists.  There 
are schemes of recurrence in the physical world that we have used in 
constructing notions of days, months, and years, but the scales based on 
these have been socially constructed.

Dick Moodey

At 04:30 AM 10/01/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Dear Listers
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>I am trying to understand or grasp (writing about) what can be termed as A 
>SOCIOLOGICAL /(philosophical) TIME SCALE.  In fact there is a biological 
>time scale as well as physical time scale, there is also a cosmological 
>(not sure).
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>My contention here is how to understand what a sociological(philosophical) 
>time scale is. How i can define it.  Note that some of you have never 
>lived or been touched with village life style as i have experience it in 
>Africa - therefore your sociological/ philosphical/biological  time scale 
>might be different from mine - i.e. urban time scale which might be 
>measured along the environmental , medical and economic variables and so on.
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>Listers , help me to understand this problem which has been worring in
>the past recent  with an reference if there is any. Natural as well 
>humanistic reference will do.
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>thanks in advance
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>Bwanika.
>mailto: dbbwanika-AT-netscape.net
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>n.b sorry for the bad english - i am trying.
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