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Armstrong, D. M. (David Malet) 1926-2014

Overview
Works: 105 works in 758 publications in 7 languages and 23,019 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Thesis advisor, Type designer, Author of introduction
Classifications: BD161, 192
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Locke and Berkeley; a collection of critical essays by C. B Martin( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A materialist theory of the mind by D. M Armstrong( Book )

73 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1968, this text remains the most compelling, comprehensive statement of the view that the mind is material. In the preface to this new edition, the author reflects on the book's impact in the light of recent debates
Perception and the physical world by D. M Armstrong( Book )

45 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is a law of nature? by D. M Armstrong( Book )

54 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1985, D. M. Armstrong's original work on what laws of nature are has continued to be influential in the areas of metaphysics and philosophy of science. Presenting a definitive attack on the sceptical Humean view, that laws are no more than a regularity of coincidence between stances of properties, Armstrong establishes his own theory and defends it concisely and systematically against objections. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface written by Marc Lange, illuminating its continuing importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this influential work is available for a new generation of readers
Belief, truth and knowledge by D. M Armstrong( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness and causality : a debate on the nature of mind by D. M Armstrong( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berkeley's theory of vision by D. M Armstrong( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berkeley's Philosophical writings by George Berkeley( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing by storying around by D. M Armstrong( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bodily sensations by D. M Armstrong( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universals : an opinionated introduction by D. M Armstrong( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author turns his attention to one of the oldest and most fundamental philosophical problems of all: How it is that we are able to sort and classify different things as being of the same natural class? Professor Armstrong carefully sets out six major theories--ancient, modern, and contemporary--and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each. Recognizing that there are no final victories or defeats in metaphysics, Armstrong nonetheless defends a traditional account of universals as the most satisfactory theory we have."--Publisher
The nature of mind, and other essays by D. M Armstrong( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world of states of affairs by D. M Armstrong( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and German and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important study David Armstrong offers a comprehensive system of analytical metaphysics that synthesizes but also develops his thinking over the last twenty years. Armstrong's analysis, which acknowledges the 'logical atomism' of Russell and Wittgenstein, makes facts (or states of affairs, as the author calls them) the fundamental constituents of the world, examining properties, relations, numbers, classes, possibility and necessity, dispositions, causes and laws. All these, it is argued, find their place and can be understood inside a scheme of states of affairs. This is a comprehensive and rigorously this-worldly account of the most general features of reality, argued from a distinctive philosophical perspective, and it will appeal to a wide readership in analytical philosophy
Truth and truthmakers by D. M Armstrong( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truths are determined not by what we believe, but by the way the world is. Or so realists about truth believe. Philosophers call such theories correspondence theories of truth. Truthmaking theory, which now has many adherents among contemporary philosophers, is the most recent development of a realist theory of truth, and in this book D.M. Armstrong offers the first full-length study of this theory. He examines its applications to different sorts of truth, including contingent truths, modal truths, truths about the past and the future, and mathematical truths. In a clear, even-handed and non-technical discussion he makes a compelling case for truthmaking and its importance in philosophy. His book marks a significant contribution to the debate and will be of interest to a wide range of readers working in analytical philosophy
A combinatorial theory of possibility by D. M Armstrong( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface<br>Part I. Non-Naturalist Theories of Possibility: 1. Causal argument 2. Non-Naturalist theories of possibility<br>Part II. A Combinatorial and Naturalist Account of Possibility: 3. Possibility in a simple world 4. Expanding and contracting the world<br>5. Relative atoms<br>6. Are there de re incompatibilities and necessities? 7. Higher-order entities, negation and causation<br>8. Supervenience<br>9. Mathematics<br>10. Final questions: logic Works cited<br>Appendix: Tractarian Nominalism Brian Skyrms<br>Index.<br>
Dispositions : a debate by D. M Armstrong( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Why did the window break when it was hit by the stone? Because the window is brittle and the stone is hard; hardness and brittleness are powers, dispositional properties or dispositions.'. Dispositions are essential to our understanding of the world. This book is a record of the debate on the nature of dispositions between three distinguished philosophers - D.M. Armstrong, C.B. Martin and U.T. Place - who have been thinking about dispositions all their working lives. Their distinctive accounts cover many of the issues surrounding dispositions such as the nature of mind, matter, universals, existence, laws of nature and causation. Dispositions illuminates this central topic in analytic philosophy and at the same time highlights deeper concerns of metaphysics
Sketch for a systematic metaphysics by D. M Armstrong( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Armstrong sets out his metaphysical system in a set of concise and lively chapters each dealing with one aspect of the world. He begins with the assumption that all that exists is the physical world of space-time. On this foundation he constructs a coherent metaphysical scheme that gives plausible answers to many of the great problems of metaphysics. He gives accounts of properties, relations, and particulars; laws of nature; modality; abstract objects such as numbers; and time and mind."--Jacket
Universals and scientific realism by D. M Armstrong( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phenomenological realism versus scientific realism : Reinhardt Grossmann - David M. Armstrong, metaphysical correspondence by D. M Armstrong( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The two eminent metaphysicians Armstrong and Grossmann exchanged letters for ten years in which they discussed crucial points of their respective ontologies. They have a common basis where both do metaphysics proper and not linguistic philosophy, and both advocate universals and acknowledge the key position of the category of states of affairs. However, they differ on the simplicity of universals and the nature of states of affairs. There is also a fundamental methodological disagreement between them. Armstrong accepts only the evidence of natural science and has a materialist view in mind, while Grossmann is a dualist and grants also the same evidential status to the phenomenological data of perception and introspection. The letters are grouped into three phases. The first is the issue of universals; the second, the ontological analysis of laws of nature; and the third, the ontology of numbers. The book also contains comments and reviews, partly not published until now."--Publisher's website
Powers : a study in metaphysics by George Molnar( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author came to see that the solution to a number of the problems of contemporary philosophy lay in the development of an alternative to Hume's metaphysics. He developed a thorough account of powers that might persuade those who remained perhaps unknowingly, in the grip of Humean assumptions
 
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What is a law of nature?Belief, truth and knowledgeConsciousness and causality : a debate on the nature of mindManaging by storying aroundUniversals : an opinionated introductionA world of states of affairsTruth and truthmakersA combinatorial theory of possibility