- Philosophy teaches us and unsettles us by confronting us with what we already know. There is an irony - it teaches us what we already know. It works by taking what we know from familiar unquestioned settings and making it strange.
- Philosophy estranges us from the familiar, not by supplying new information but by inviting and provoking a new way of seeing.
- Here is the risk: once the familiar turns strange, it is never quite the same again. Self-knowledge is like lost innocence. However unsettling you find it, it can never be unthought or unknown.
- Philosophy is a distancing, even debilitating activity.
- Philosophy distances us from conventions from established assumptions and from settled beliefs.
It is a view that time is a kind of container for events.
As per Kant, time is a condition of thoughts.