Fraser, Mariam. 2006. Event. Theory, Culture & Society, 23(2-3), pp. 129-132. ISSN 0263-2764 [Article]

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An event is not just something that happens. As a philosophical concept, it exists in relation to a specific set of problems, including the problem of how to conceive of modes of individuation that pertain not to being, or to essences and representation, but to becoming and effectivity. Event-thinking can be understood to be part of an anti-reductionist project that seeks to describe the relations between actual things, bodies and happenings, and the independent reality of these events in themselves. It is thus an especially relevant concept with regards to the problematization of knowledge, and in particular to the philosophy of science. The concept of the event brings with it implications for (among other things): the relation between language and the world; conceptions of substance and materiality; ethics.

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Sociology > Centre for Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) [2003-2015]



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02 Jul 2010 10:50

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