Definition of sub specie temporis in US English:

sub specie temporis

adverb

Philosophy
  • Viewed in relation to (a particular) time; from a temporal perspective. Opposed to "sub specie aeternitatis".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal Speculative Philosophy. From post-classical Latin sub specie temporis from classical Latin sub + speciē, ablative of speciēs + tempōris, genitive of tempus.