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Single Idea 15832

[catalogued under 7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 4. Events / a. Nature of events]

Full Idea

We will restrict events to those states of affairs which occur at certain places and times.

Gist of Idea

Events are states of affairs that occur at certain places and times


Roderick Chisholm (Person and Object [1976], 4.6)

Book Reference

Chisholm,Roderick: 'Person and Object' [Open Court 1976], p.127

A Reaction

If I say 'the bomb may explode sometime', that doesn't seem to refer to an event. Philosophers like Chisholm bowl along, defining left, right and centre, and never seem to step back from their system and ask obvious critical questions.