Philosophia

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 129–140

Particularism and the Spatial Location of Events

Article

Abstract

According to the Particularist Theory of Events, events are real things that have a spatiotemporal location. I argue that some events do not have a spatial location in the sense required by the theory. These events are ordinary, nonmental events like Smith’s investigating the murder and Carol’s putting her coat on the chair. I discuss the significance of these counterexamples for the theory.

Keywords

Particularist theory of events Spatial location of events Spatiotemporal location 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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