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Philosophia

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 607–622 | Cite as

A Formal Ontological Theory Based on Timeless Events

  • Gustavo E. RomeroEmail author
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Abstract

I offer a formal ontological theory where the basic building blocks of the world are timeless events. The composition of events results in processes. Spacetime emerges as the system of all events. Things are construed as bundles of processes. I maintain that such a view is in accord with General Relativity and offers interesting prospects for the foundations of classical and quantum gravity.

Keywords

Events Processes Formal ontology Spacetime 

Notes

Acknowledgments

I am very grateful to Gabriela Vila for help with Figure 1. I thank Mario Bunge, Daniela Pérez, Janou Glaeser and Federico López-Armengol for stimulating discussions and comments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Argentino de RadioastronomíaVilla ElisaArgentina

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