Almost every entrepreneur who has made it will recall that first break, an accidental happening which somehow turned the tide and made success possible.
But this ersatz quality is not some accidental by-product or unintentional residue of Smyth's working methods.
If existence were accidental , then a thing could be without its existence, which seems absurd.
The addition of ammonium nitrate to dynamite further decreased the chances of accidental explosions.
Ibn Sina's denial of the passage view of motion results from his understanding of motion as an accidental property of physical bodies.
Also, pregnancy can hardly be considered a random or accidental event that might happen overnight or in training to any soldier.
The father of a window cleaner critically injured after falling from his ladder said he will take ‘legal advice’ after an inquest ruled his son's death was accidental .
Someone else might mark out the same reference by another accidental property.
Its accidental properties, by contrast, are those that it just happens to have but might well have lacked.
If so, isn't it possible that art is in decline not as part of some grand narrative, but as a accidental and possibly fleeting phenomenon?