Logic and Philosophy of Science 9 (1):355-363 (2011)

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Claudio Mazzola
University of Queensland
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The idea of becoming, namely that of a unique moving present constantly shifting from past to future, is often rejected as a mere metaphor without any objective content. In this paper, a formal model is offered for temporal becoming, based on dynamical systems theory, thanks to which the dynamics of the transient present can be reduced to objective features such as the algebraic properties of the mathematical structure chosen to model time.
Keywords Becoming  Direction of time  Dynamical systems
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