Time Has Gone Today


  • Frank A. Piontek None.


Metaphysics, Philosophy of Time, Theodicy


Time is the penultimate problem in philosophy. The meaning of Time that can be given by current Astrophysics is superficial at best. After Gödel, it can be argued that any science based on the sensorium has profound metaphysical issues. Since Mathematics must be employed in present cosmogony, the longstanding issues surrounding what mathematical truths and numbers are, and where they exist, does little to deliver meaning to Time. In Philosophy, many have elaborated their philosophy of Time and some have addressed the significant impact of the future in those discussions.

The problem of evil, or theodicy, is thought to be the most difficult problem in philosophy. This essay proposes to coalesce the problems of Time and Theodicy.

The predominate linear view of time obfuscates our understanding of time as well as the implications of the problems of evil. The Platonic concept of anamnesis as the primacy of Time is adapted here. We are already complete but we unfurl in Time because we have forgotten how we created ourselves. Time is the record of our moments, our deeds; what we have volitionally done. Omniscience knows this; we forgot and now live that forgetfulness. A Book of Life is written, we cannot recall our page number.

Author Biography

Frank A. Piontek, None.

I have a Masters and over 30 years of healthcare information experience. Now retired, for the previous 20 years I have been a Senior Consultant/Healthcare Informatics for one of the largest Healthcare Corporations in the USA. I have presented dozens of papers to various subspecialty medical conferences. I also have numerous publications on Decision Support Systems, Healthcare Informatics, Medical Quality, Trauma and Pharmacoeconomics.



How to Cite

Piontek, F. A. (2019). Time Has Gone Today. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the ISSS - 2018 Corvallis, OR, USA, 1(1). Retrieved from https://journals.isss.org/index.php/proceedings62nd/article/view/3415



Science, Spirituality and Systems Science