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Events and their Names - Jonathan Bennett

Events and their Names

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Published: 30th March 1989
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This is a study of events and their place in our language and thought. The author discusses what kind of item an event is, how the language of events works and how these two themes are interrelated. He argues that most of the supposedly metaphysical literature on events is really about semantics of their names, and that the true metaphysic of events - known by Leibniz and rediscovered by Jaegwon Kim - has not been universally accepted because it has been obscured by a false semantic theory.

'It is beautifully and clearly written, forcefully argued and tightly organized. There is a measured degree of suspense that continually urges the reader on. The examples are varied without being contrived. The book is certainly a must for anyone working in the field; and it will whet the appetites of others.' Times Literary Supplement 'This is a book full of arguments. Bennett has the virtue of not beating about the bush, so that a remarkable amount of ground gets covered, and the reader is never bored.' Roger Teichmann, Merton College, Oxford. Mind April'90

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Factsp. 21
Fact Causationp. 42
Event Causationp. 51
Kim's Semanticsp. 73
the True Metaphysics of Eventsp. 88
Concrete Eventsp. 103
the True Semantics of Event Namesp. 119
Event Causation Againp. 135
the Fission and Fusion of Eventsp. 143
Adverbs and Eventsp. 165
the Anscombe Thesisp. 188
Goldman on the "By"- Locutionp. 203
an Analysis of the "By"-Locutionp. 213
Bibliographyp. 232
Index OF PEOPLEp. 240
Index OF TOPICSp. 242
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ISBN: 9780198248415
ISBN-10: 0198248415
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th March 1989
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.4