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[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 7. Facts / a. Facts]

Full Idea

Events are picked out using descriptions ('The death of Caesar'), while facts are picked out using whole sentences ('Caesar died').

Gist of Idea

Events are picked out by descriptions, and facts by whole sentences

Source

Tim Crane (Causation [1995], 1.4.2)

Book Reference

'Philosophy: a Guide Through the Subject', ed/tr. Grayling,A.C. [OUP 1995], p.193


A Reaction

Useful, and interesting. He mentions that Kim's usage doesn't agree with this. For analysis purposes, this means that an event is a more minimal item than a fact, and many facts will contain events as components.