Foundations of Science

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 139–148

From Change to Spacetime: An Eleatic Journey

Authors

    • Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR, CCT La Plata, CONICET)
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10699-012-9297-4

Cite this article as:
Romero, G.E. Found Sci (2013) 18: 139. doi:10.1007/s10699-012-9297-4

Abstract

I present a formal ontological theory where the basic building blocks of the world can be either things or events. In any case, the result is a Parmenidean worldview where change is not a global property. What we understand by change manifests as asymmetries in the pattern of the world-lines that constitute 4-dimensional existents. I maintain that such a view is in accord with current scientific knowledge.

Keywords

ChangeEventsFormal ontologySpacetimePre-socratics

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