Single Idea 9413

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

Full Idea

Lombard holds that an event is a change in or to an object.

Gist of Idea

An event is a change in or to an object


report of Lawrence B. Lombard (Events [1986]) by Stephen Mumford - Laws in Nature 2.1

Book Reference

Mumford,Stephen: 'Laws in Nature' [Routledge 2006], p.21

A Reaction

This strikes me as more plausible than Davidson's view that events are primitive, or Kim's that they are exemplifications of properties. Events then exist just insofar as we wish to (or are able to) discriminate them.