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Single Idea 17520

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

Full Idea

In order to know which event has been ostensively identified by a speaker, the auditor must know the limits intended by the speaker. ...Events do not have natural boundaries.

Gist of Idea

Events do not have natural boundaries, and we have to set them


M.R. Ayers (Individuals without Sortals [1974], 'Concl')

Book Reference

-: 'Canadian Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.144

A Reaction

He distinguishes events thus from natural objects, where the world, to a large extent, offers us the boundaries. Nice point.