Oh, this is exciting to me. Object not the most fundamental ontological category of the physical world, but changes leading to learned regularities (hopes for regularities anyway).
“The life world of human experience is made up of events, in which selves and other people figure as agents, performing actions directed to other agents and to objects.
We are naively accustomed to thinking of objects as the most fundamental ontological category of the physical world, but from earliest infancy human beings orient primarily to changes in the surrounding world, learning to anticipate the regularities of events, to realize their intentions and desires through action, and to read the intentions manifested in the actions of others.
By the third year of life, infants talk about the events and episodes that have been salient for them in the recent past.
The very structure of language attests to the primacy of the event in human cognition.
Event structure, the combination of constituents encoding objects, actions, location, and motion, is the fundamental building block for sentence meaning and grammar.
Narrative, the temporal organization of event sequences expressing the factual or mythic doings of human, animal, or supernatural beings, embedded in cultural systems of meaning and value, is found in every human society, and is foundational to the emergence of self.”