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Single Idea 20467

[catalogued under 7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 4. Events / b. Events as primitive]

Full Idea

The world of quantum mechanics is not a world of objects: it is a world of events.

Gist of Idea

Quantum mechanics describes the world entirely as events


Carlo Rovelli (Reality is Not What it Seems [2014], 04)

Book Reference

Rovelli,Carlo: 'Reality is Not What it Seems', ed/tr. Carnell/Segre [Penguin 2016], p.116

A Reaction

I presume a philosopher is allowed to ask what an 'event' is. Since, as Rovelli tells it, time is eliminated from the picture, events seem to be unanalysable primitives.