Plamen Damianov

The Accumulation of Change Depending on the Time Factor

12/1 - Spring 2007, pages 177–192
Date of online publication: 15 juin 2007
Date of publication: 01 juin 2007


Each phenomenon contains variable components, which are conservative. Because of their conservation, they accumulate. Present phenomena contain constituents of phenomena, belonging to the past which form the present and the future, and their dependence on time is an exponential one - S = Sₒe^t-tᵖ (S is a variable component, is a moment in the past). We assume that before and after tₒ = t-tᵖ = 0 the change pertains to phenomena of one type. The dependency is for each defined phenomenon of one and the same type (for its characteristics). The concrete aspect of the change S will depend on the type of the phenomenon. We show in our study how in some cosmological phenomena, the exponential dependence on time is present. The processes of radioactive disintegration of atomic nuclei, are also phenomena of this type. We present the real phenomena as a sum of exponents. Each phenomenon originates, develops and is destroyed. In reality most phenomena are formed as a composition of exponential dependencies of the change (of its characteristics).


Cite this article

Damianov, Plamen. “The Accumulation of Change Depending on the Time Factor.” Forum Philosophicum 12, no. 1 (2007): 177–192. doi:10.5840/forphil200712130.


Born, Max. Atomic Physics. Translated by John Dougall. London: Blackie & Son, 1969.

Chisholm, Roderick M. “Spatial Continuity and the Theory of Part and Whole. A Brentano Study.” Brentano Studien 4 (1993): 11–24.

Hintikka, Jaakko. “Wittgenstein on Being and Time.” In Ludwig Wittgenstein: half truths and one-and-a-half-truths, 241–274. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1996.

Inwagen, Peter van. “Temporal Parts and Identity Across Time.” The Monist 83 (2000): 437–459.

Jokić, Aleksandar, and Quentin Smith, eds. Time, Tense, and Reference. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

Lang, Kenneth R. Astrophysical Formulae: A Compendium for the Physicist and Astrophysicist. Berlin: Springer, 1974.

Lauth, Reinhard. Die Konstitution der Zeit im Bewusstsein. Hamburg: Meiner, 1981.

Misner, Charles W., Kip S. Thorne, and John Archibald Wheeler, eds. Gravitation. San Francisco: Freeman, 1973.

Moltmann, Friederike. “Part Structures, Integrity, and the Mass-Count Distinction.” Synthese 116, no. 1 (1998): 75–111. doi:10.2307/20118071.

Pianesi, Fabio, and Achille C. Varzi. “Events, Topology, and Temporal Relations.” The Monist 79, no. 1 (1996): 89–116.

Prior, Arthur. Past, Present, and Future. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967.

Shoemaker, Sydney. “Time Without Change.” Journal of Philosophy 66 (1999): 363–381.

Simons, Peter. “How to Exist at a Time When You Have No Temporal Parts.” The Monist 83, no. 3 (2000): 419–436.

Smith, Barry, and Kevin Mulligan, eds. Parts and Moments. Studies in Logic and Formal Ontology, München: Philosophia, 1982.

Smith, Quentin. “Reference to the Past and Future.” In Time, Tense, and Reference, edited by Aleksandar Jokić and Quentin Smith, 357–390. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

Takeda, Sueo. Die Idee der Chrono-Ontologie. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1982.

Thomason, S. K. “Free Construction of Time from Events.” Journal of Philosophical Logic 18, no. 1 (1989): 43–67.

Weizsäcker, Viktor von. Gestalt und Zeit. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 1960.

Weinberg, Steven. Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity. New York: Wiley, 1972.


© Forum Philosophicum