Ideas from 'Events as property exemplifications' by Jaegwon Kim [1976], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Supervenience and Mind' by Kim,Jaegwon [CUP 1993,0-521-43996-5]].

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7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 4. Events / c. Reduction of events
Since properties like self-identity and being 2+2=4 are timeless, Kim must restrict his properties
Kim's theory results in too many events
How fine-grained Kim's events are depends on how finely properties are individuated
Events are composed of an object with an attribute at a time
Events cannot be merely ordered triples, but must specify the link between the elements
If events are ordered triples of items, such things seem to be sets, and hence abstract