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If nothing happens, does time still pass?

This question may have been asked before; actually, it's definitely been asked before, since it's on the topic of whether time is real or a man-made construct, but I don't believe it has yet been ...
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Are there any arguments for why something past-eternal must necessarily be future-eternal as well?

If we assume that something has always existed in the past, what reason is there to assume that it won't perish in the future? I pondered on it and I wondered whether the following argument works: ...
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What state/event distinctions have philosophers made?

I am looking for as many philosophy-of-language accounts of state/event distinction as possible, as those presented by traditional linguistics are always specific-language-centric (especially) English ...
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Decreasing quantifiers and entailment in event semantics

Consider the sentences (1) All dogs bark. (2) All dogs bark loudly. In event semantics the logical form of (1) is (∃e,x) every(x) & dog(x) & bark(e,x). As for (2), one would ...
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Eventualities and their existence

Emmon Bach uses in "The algebra of events" the term 'eventuality' to denote states, events, processes, etc. How can their actual existence be expressed logically? For example, when I say "John came" ...
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Davidson, events, and states

Davidson argues that events are individuals. According to him, the meaning of Brutus stabbed Caesar is ∃e.stab(e,Brutus,Caesar), that is, there was a stabbing, Brutus did it, and Caesar ...
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Another name for “non-events”

According to Davidson, a sentence like Brutus stabbed Caesar can be represented as ∃e.stab(Brutus,Caesar), where e is a reified event. Is there a term for something that's not an event? I first ...
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Do all events end

This thread included a request: "can you give an example of an event that doesn't end". Must all events end?