Single Idea 15564

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

Full Idea

I propose to identify an event with a property, or in other words with a class, a unique spatio-temporal region corresponding to where that event occurs.

Gist of Idea

An event is a property of a unique space-time region


David Lewis (Events [1986], II)

Book Reference

Lewis,David: 'Philosophical Papers Vol.2' [OUP 1986], p.245

A Reaction

[I've run together two separate bits, on p.244 and 245] Lewis cites Montague's similar view, that events are properties of times.