The philosophy of time is apt to be affected by the analytic treatment of time in the formal developments of physics. I've come to some remarkable encouragement in my attempt to formulate physics entirely in terms of time sequence alone. My background is in philosophy of science with Grover Maxwell, many years ago. We shared an understanding of Russell's solution to the mind-body problem. In 2002-03, I wrote a "belated thesis" for Grover, who is deceased. It is basically a study of Russell and Whitehead's eventism, titled "The Mind-Body Problem and Its Solution." In the course of writing, I used simple arrow diagrams to depict what Russell calls "causal structure" and Whitehead calls "temporal succession." I noticed that what may be called "relative frequency ratios" are formed in such time diagrams. These may serve physics as relative energy ratios in accord with Planck's E=hf. This constitutes a structural definition of mass-energy in terms of time sequence alone. Encouraged by this, I proceeded with more arrow diagram constructions, arriving at a simple 4-D time lattice to replace "space-time." That in turn led me to the structure of neutrinos and electrons, and the definition of charge quanta. I extracted the formal material for a separate booklet titled "A Theory of Everything for Physics." I've been calling the theory "finite eventism." I have an article with that title, in a book edited by David Skrbina, which was just published.
Please search the phrase "finite eventism" for links to my posted writings on the theory, and to the Amazon web pages for my two self-published books.
-- Carey R. Carlson (guest member)