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Single Idea 15828

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 8. States of Affairs]

Full Idea

I will propose that events are said to constitute one type of states of affairs, and propositions another

Gist of Idea

I propose that events and propositions are two types of states of affairs


Roderick Chisholm (Person and Object [1976], 4.1)

Book Reference

Chisholm,Roderick: 'Person and Object' [Open Court 1976], p.114

A Reaction

I would much prefer to distinguish between the static and the dynamic, so we have a static or timeless state of affairs, and a dynamic event or process. Propositions I take to be neither. He really means 'facts', which subsume the whole lot.