Social Event as a Way of Measuring Time

Social Event as a Way of Measuring Time

Oksana V. Golovashina
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The article aims at conceptualization of a social event as a way of measuring social time. The idea of the discreteness of social reality and the uniqueness of the event determined through its consequences constitute the epistemological basis of thinking about an event in this capacity. To achieve her goal, the author addresses the texts by Georg Simmel, David Carr, and Alain Badiou. Based on the work done, the author interprets social time as a narrative of a priori nature and links time measurement with the designation of events.
Oksana V. Golovashina
Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor
Tambov State University named after G.R. Derzhavin
Tambov, Russia
Research Scholar,Tomsk State University
Tomsk, Russia
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social time, social event, historical event, time measurement, Simmel, Carr, Badiou, narrative
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Golovashina, O. “Social Event as a Way of Measuring Time.” Historia Provinciae – The journal of regional history, vol. 3, no. 4 (2019): 1269–1295,

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