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Kim on Events

Simone Gozzano
From the journal Metaphysica

Abstract

According to Kim, events are constituted by objects exemplifying property(ies) at a time. In this paper I wish to defend Kim’s theory of events from one source of criticism, extending it by taking into account a number of ideas developed by Davidson. In particular, I shall try to avoid events proliferation – one of the most serious problems in Kim’s theory – by using a suggestion Kim himself advances, that is, by taking adverbs and the like to be events’ rather than properties’ modifiers.

Acknowledgements

For comments and suggestions on previous versions of this paper I wish to thank Donatella Donati, Andrea Iacona, Jonathan Lowe, Anna M. Thornton, Francesco-Alessio Ursini and Achille Varzi.

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