Events and the Essentiality of Time

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 12 (1):1 - 17 (1982)
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It is obvious that identical events must occur at the same time. This follows simply from the principle of the indiscernibility of identicals and from the fact that events have temporal features among which are those which attribute to events times of occurrence. Thus, )).But from the fact that is true, and is, indeed, true necessarily, it does not follow that events necessarily occur at the times at which they in fact occur. This latter claim about events is expressed as follows: )

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Lawrence Lombard
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