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Event: A change of state. The event itself has no duration, otherwise the beginning and the end of the event would have to have their own duration or the beginning and the end of an event in turn would be independent events. See also regress, process, flux, change, states.
 
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Meixner, Uwe
 
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Events I 167 f
Event/Davidson/Meixner: from the true sentence "Hans laughed aloud" follows logically "Hans laughs" but not according to predicate logic. How can we receive a predicate logical conclusion? - Solution: We must assume that there are events as entities. ((S) for the quantification): "For at least one current event applies it is noisy and a laugh from Hans". (Ditto for the two part-state of affairs loudness and laughter). > "Adverbial analysis"? - Event/ontology/Meixner: however, it is not even decided whether they are objects or functions - Event/LewisVsDavidson: as properties they are functions - DavidsonVsLewis: as individuals they are objects.

Mei I
U. Meixner
Einf├╝hrung in die Ontologie Darmstadt 2004


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