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Single Idea 8976

[catalogued under 7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 4. Events / c. Reduction of events]

Full Idea

If Kim's events are just the ordered triple of is that such things are standardly conceived as abstract entities, usually sets, whereas events are concretely located in space and time.

Gist of Idea

If events are ordered triples of items, such things seem to be sets, and hence abstract


comment on Jaegwon Kim (Events as property exemplifications [1976]) by Peter Simons - Events 2.1

Book Reference

'The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics', ed/tr. Loux,M /Zimmerman,D [OUP 2005], p.365

A Reaction

You might reply that the object, and maybe the attribute, are concrete, and the time is natural, but the combination really is an abstraction, even though it is located (like the equator). Where is the set of my books located?