Ideas from 'The Logical Form of Action Sentences' by Donald Davidson [1967], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Essays on Actions and Events' by Davidson,Donald [OUP 1982,0-19-824637-4]].

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7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 4. Events / a. Nature of events
We need 'events' to explain adverbs, which are adjectival predicates of events
Language-learning is not good enough evidence for the existence of events
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 10. Ontological Commitment / d. Commitment of theories
If the best theory of adverbs refers to events, then our ontology should include events