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  An event (Latin, ‘what comes about’) is an occurrence, change or happening. Intentional actions, in philosophy, are events—my action of steering the car round the hole in the road was an event. But not all events are actions—the explosion of the star was an event, but not an intentional action. Events enter into causal relations, they are causes and effects of one another. Flicking the switch caused the light to go on; the first event caused the second. AJ

See also action; causation.Further reading D. Davidson, Essays on Actions and Events; , D. Lewis, Philosophical Papers, vol. 2.



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