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

Works: 108 works in 789 publications in 6 languages and 22,528 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Thesis advisor, Type designer, Author of introduction
Classifications: BD161, 128.2
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A materialist theory of the mind by D. M Armstrong( )

76 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Materialist Theory of the Mind, D. M. Armstrong provided insight into the debate surrounding the relationship of the mind and body. He put forth a detailed materialist account of all the main mental phenomena, including perception, sensation, belief, the will, introspection, mental images, and consciousness. This causal analysis of mental concepts, along with the similar theory by David Lewis, has come to dominate all subsequent debates in the philosophy of mind
Dispositions : a debate by D. M Armstrong( )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,886 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
A world of states of affairs by D. M Armstrong( )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,841 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
Locke and Berkeley; a collection of critical essays by C. B Martin( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

60 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of a crucial and controversial topic in metaphysics and the philosophy of science: the status of the laws of nature. D. M. Armstrong works out clearly and in comprehensive detail a largely original view that laws are relations between properties or universals. The theory is continuous with the views on universals and more generally with the scientific realism that Professor Armstrong has advanced in earlier publications. He begins here by mounting an attack on the orthodox and sceptical view deriving from Hume that laws assert no more than a regularity of coincidence between instances of properties. In doing so he presents what may become the definitive statement of the case against this position. Professor Armstrong then goes on to establish his own theory in a systematic manner defending it against the most likely objections, and extending both it and the related theory of universals to cover functional and statistical laws. This treatment of the subject is refreshingly concise and vivid: it will both stimulate vigorous professional debate and make an excellent student text
Truth and truthmakers by D. M Armstrong( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 933 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
Perception and the physical world by D. M Armstrong( Book )

47 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief, truth and knowledge by D. M Armstrong( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wide-ranging study of the central concepts in epistemology - belief, truth and knowledge. Professor Armstrong offers a dispositional account of general beliefs and of knowledge of general propositions. Belief about particular matters of fact are described as structures in the mind of the believer which represent or 'map' reality, while general beliefs are dispositions to extend the 'map' or introduce casual relations between portions of the map according to general rules. 'Knowledge' denotes the reliability of such beliefs as representations of reality. Within this framework Professor Armstrong offers a distinctive account of many of the main questions in general epistemology - the relations between beliefs and language, the notions of proposition, concept and idea, the analysis of truth, the varieties of knowledge, and the way in which beleifs and knowledge are supported by reasons. The book as a whole if offered as a contribution to a naturalistic account of man
Universals and scientific realism by D. M Armstrong( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind-brain identity theory: a collection of papers by C. V Borst( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berkeley's Philosophical writings by George Berkeley( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 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
Bodily sensations by D. M Armstrong( Book )

25 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of mind, and other essays by D. M Armstrong( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 1981 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combinatorial theory of possibility by D. M Armstrong( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 435 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>
Sketch for a systematic metaphysics by D. M Armstrong( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 402 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
The mind-body problem : an opinionated introduction by D. M Armstrong( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The relation of mind to body has been argued about by philosophers for centuries. The Mind-Body Problem: An Opinionated Introduction presents the problem as a debate between materialists about the mind and their opponents. After examining the views of Descartes, Hume, and Thomas Huxley the debate is traced through the twentieth century to present day. The emphasis is always on the arguments used and the way one position develops from another. By the end of the book the reader is afforded both a grasp of the state of the controversy and how we got there."--Jacket
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Dispositions : a debate
Dispositions : a debateA world of states of affairsWhat is a law of nature?Truth and truthmakersBelief, truth and knowledgeUniversals and scientific realismConsciousness and causality : a debate on the nature of mindUniversals : an opinionated introduction
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