Concepts from Event Semantics in Cognition


Common sense intuition distinguishes between events and regular objects; events happen, after all, and objects don't. This distinction is deployed in linguistics, psychology and philosophy. Linguists say that sentences describe events, while nouns describe objects. Psychologists describe the principles of event perception, and philosophers debate the metaphysics of event identity. But how do these various discussions relate to each other?

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