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    Events.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1979 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):425 - 460.
    In this paper, I want eventually to get around to proposing a criterion of identity for events which are changes in physical objects, where events are construed as comprising a distinct metaphysical category of thing. The proposal will be preceded by a discussion of what I take to be a mistaken suggestion for such a criterion; I will do that because I think that seeing what it takes to show why that suggestion fails helps to motivate a theory about what (...)
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  2. On the Alleged Incompatibility of Presentism and Temporal Parts.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1999 - Philosophia 27 (1-2):253-260.
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    Causation by Absence: Omission Impossible.Lawrence B. Lombard & Tiffany Hudson - 2020 - Philosophia 48 (2):625-641.
    In this paper, we argue that, omissions are not events or actions, but rather fact-like entities, and that, insofar as only events and actions can be causes, omissions cannot be causes. Nevertheless, since omissions can, and often do, play a role in the explanations of events, their place in such explanations must be found; and an attempt to find such a place is made.
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    Time for a Change : A Polemic Against the Presentism/Eternalism Debate.Lawrence B. Lombard - 2006 - In Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O’Rourke & Harry S. Silverstein (eds.), Time and Identity. MIT Press.
    This chapter elaborates on an intuitive criterion much discussed by ancient Greek philosophers regarding the conditions under which an object can be said to change. Heraclitus and Parmenides both denied the possibility of change. Heraclitus believed that changes are constantly occurring. Consequently, he needed to sever the connection between the idea that a thing changes and the idea that a change occurs, a connection expressed by the claim that a change occurs just in case a thing changes. Heraclitus was a (...)
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    Causes, Enablers, and the Counterfactual Analysis.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1990 - Philosophical Studies 59 (2):195 - 211.
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    Events: A Metaphysical Study.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1986 - Routledge.
    Originally published in 1986. The theory of events presented is one that construes events to be concrete particulars; and it embodies an attempt to take seriously the idea that events are the changes that objects undergo when they change. The theory is about what an event really is, about when events are identical, about what properties events have essentially, and about what relations events bear to entities of other kinds. In addition, this book contains an account of what philosophers are (...)
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  7. State of the Art Essay.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1998 - In S. Laurence C. MacDonald (ed.), Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics. Blackwell.
     
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    Actions, Results, and the Time of a Killing.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1978 - Philosophia 8 (2-3):341-354.
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  9. Ontologies of Events.Lawrence B. Lombard - 1998 - In S. Laurence C. MacDonald (ed.), Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics. Blackwell. pp. 277--294.
     
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    The Doctrine of Temporal Parts and the "No-Change" Objection.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1994 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (2):365-372.
    The Doctrine of Temporal Parts (sometimes abbreviated herein as 'DTP') asserts that, for each portion (including infinitely small portions) of the smallest period of time during which a material object exists, there is an object-a temporal part of the material object in question-which exists at that and at no other time. In "Things Change," Mark Heller offers an argument for DTP, and responds to a objection, the "No-Change" objection, to that doctrine.2 My goal in this paper is to undermine both (...)
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  11. The Lowe Road to the Problem of Temporary Intrinsics.Lawrence B. Lombard - 2003 - Philosophical Studies 112 (2):163 - 185.
    It has been argued that there is a problem oftemporary intrinsics, the problem of explaininghow it is possible for things to possesssuccessively contrary properties, if a certaintheory about time, ``eternalism'', is true. Inthis paper, I consider whether there really issuch a problem and survey some standardsolutions to it. I argue for one of them, onewhich has been offered by Mark Johnston andPeter van Inwagen, and which I call the``exemplification-solution''''. I consider avariant on that solution offered by E.J. Lowe(and Sally Haslanger), (...)
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  12. 'Unless', 'Until', and the Time of a Killing.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1989 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 70 (2):135.
     
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    The Cambridge Solution to the Time of a Killing.Lawrence B. Lombard - 2003 - Philosophia 31 (1-2):93-106.
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  14. How Not to Flip the Switch with the Floodlight-Causative-Inchoatives, the Instrumental with and the Identity of Actions.Patrick Francken & Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1992 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 73 (1):31-43.
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    Events and the Essentiality of Time.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1982 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 12 (1):1 - 17.
    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 (...)
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    Relational Change and Relational Changes.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1978 - Philosophical Studies 34 (1):63 - 79.
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    Sooner or Later.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1995 - Noûs 29 (3):343-359.
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  18. Donald Davidson, Essays on Actions and Events Reviewed By.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1982 - Philosophy in Review 2 (2/3):81-84.
  19. Quotations and Quotation Marks: Semantical Considerations.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1974 - Dissertation, Stanford University
     
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    Causes and Enablers: A Reply to Mackie.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1992 - Philosophical Studies 65 (3):319 - 322.
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    Scope Fallacies and the “Decisive Objection” Against Endurance.Lawrence B. Lombard - 2006 - Philosophia 34 (4):441-452.
    From time to time, the idea that enduring things can change has been challenged. The latest challenge has come in the form of what David Lewis has called a “decisive objection”, which claims to deduce a contradiction from the idea that enduring things change with respect to their temporary intrinsics, when that idea is combined with eternalism. It is my aim in this paper to explain why I think that no argument has yet appeared that deduces a contradiction from a (...)
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    Events, Counterfactuals, and Speed.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1992 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 70 (2):187 – 197.
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    The Doctrine of Temporal Parts and the "No-Change" Objection.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1994 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (2):365-372.
    The Doctrine of Temporal Parts asserts that, for each portion of the smallest period of time during which a material object exists, there is an object-a temporal part of the material object in question-which exists at that and at no other time. In "Things Change," Mark Heller offers an argument for DTP, and responds to a objection, the "No-Change" objection, to that doctrine.2 My goal in this paper is to undermine both Heller's argument in favor of DTP and his response (...)
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    Chisholm and Davidson on Events and Counterfactuals.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1978 - Philosophia 7 (3-4):515-522.
    In the course of a controversy with donald davidson, Professor chisholm, In several papers, Presents and defends an argument (in support of his views on events) whose conclusion is that nixon's becoming president (n) and johnson's becoming president (j) are distinct events, Despite nixon's being johnson's successor. The argument hangs on the claim that n, But not j, Would have failed to have occurred, If humphrey had won the election. I argue, However, That chisholm's argument seems to work only if (...)
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  25. Events and Their Subjects.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1981 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 62 (2):138.
     
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    A Note on Level-Generation and the Time of a Killing.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1974 - Philosophical Studies 26 (2):151 - 152.
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    Delaying, Preventing, and Disenabling.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1995 - Philosophia 24 (3-4):433-447.
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    The Extensionality of Causal Contexts: Comments on Rosenberg and Martin.Lawrence Brian Lombard - 1979 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 4 (1):409-415.
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