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Understanding EventsFrom Perception to Action$
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Thomas F. Shipley and Jeffrey M. Zacks

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195188370

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.001.0001

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Event Concepts

Event Concepts

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(p.31) 2 Event Concepts
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Understanding Events
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Roberto Casati

Achille C. Varzi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0002

This chapter analyzes the concept of an event and of event representation as an umbrella notion. It provides an overview of different ways events have been dealt with in philosophy, linguistics, and cognitive science. This variety of positions has been construed in part as the result of different descriptive and explanatory projects. It is argued that various types of notions — common-sense, theoretically revised, scientific, and internalist psychological — be kept apart.

Keywords:   event perception, event notion, event representation, common-sense, theoretically revised, scientific, internalist psychological

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