|Event: A change of state. The event itself has no duration, otherwise the beginning and the end of the event would have to have their own duration or the beginning and the end of an event in turn would be independent events. See also regress, process, flux, change, states._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Nelson Goodman on Events - Dictionary of Arguments
Event/opportunity/possibilia/disposition/Goodman: possible physical events: a possible physical event is, if one says that k is flexible at the time s, so one actually describes a fictional event that is taking place at the time s on k. The real event is no Biggen. But if you call it a possible Biggen so you subsume it only under the disposition predicate "flexible".
But if I know that the train has arrived on time, then any talk of a possible disaster is to be understood quite differently. Statements of this second kind raise the urgent translation problem.
One can move fictitious mountains to London in true statements, simply by applying a certain continuation of the predicate "mountainous" to London.
Statements about what is possible do not need to exceed the boundaries of the real world. We often confuse a description of the real world with it itself.
>Possibility, >Fiction, >Knowledge._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Catherine Z. Elgin
Reconceptions in Philosophy and Other Arts and Sciences, Indianapolis 1988
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989
Ways of Worldmaking, Indianapolis/Cambridge 1978
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984
Fact, Fiction and Forecast, New York 1982
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988
Languages of Art. An Approach to a Theory of Symbols, Indianapolis 1976
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997