Event As A Concept Of Philosophy And Narratology


  • Evgeniy Sergeevich Maslov



Palabras clave:

philosophy, narratology, event


Event is one of the key ontological categories actively studied in several sciences. The article is concerned with analyzing and comparing the definitions and criteria of event within the narratives of various philosophers, many of which relied on linguistic material (Z. Vendler, B. Hennig, A.P.D. Mourelatos, K. Gill and others). Linguistic and logical methods are used. The task of the work is to distinguish between event and thing, state, and especially process as the closest ontological type. In addition, the work explores event approaches that are appertain on narratology (M. Bal, J. Lotman, W. Schmid and others). We have singled out the key criteria for event: spatio-temporal boundaries, change, heterogeneity, instantaneousness, the presence of a result, the presence of an evaluating subject, the presence of epistemological grounds for isolation, extraordinariness. In the paper the correlation and consistency of these criteria are proved. We pinpoint the criterion of heterogeneity: event requires a qualitative heterogeneity of states before and after a certain point in time. The trends in the interpretation of events that are characteristic of analytical and continental philosophy are indicated. The specificity of the approach to event in narratology is investigated. In particular, in narratology, situational, philosophical, socio-cultural significance, subjectivity, and also the criterion of extraordinariness are of particular concern. Event appears in narratology not as something given in its finished form, but as a result of narrative construction, although based on objectively existing premises.


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Sergeevich Maslov, E. (2019). Event As A Concept Of Philosophy And Narratology. Revista San Gregorio, (34). https://doi.org/10.36097/rsan.v0i34.1159