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similar to “incident” or “occurrence” in everyday language, is a term in ontology for processual entities in contrast to things or substances. It is controversial whether events are possible only by presupposing objects or objects are constituted in events so that events are primary in relation to them. The most prominent proponent of an event ontology in modern philosophy is A.N. Whitehead. “Event” became a central concept in the philosophy of M. Heidegger beginning in the mid-1930s. Event means that time is experienced as the openness of being (as “…

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Figal, Günte, “Event,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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