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A world of states of affairs

Author: D M Armstrong
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
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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,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D M Armstrong
ISBN: 0521580641 9780521580649 0521589487 9780521589482
OCLC Number: 34782581
Description: xiii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Some preliminary doctrines --
3. Properties I --
4. Properties II --
5. Powers and dispositions --
6. Relations --
7. Particulars --
8. States of affairs --
9. Independence --
10. Modality --
11. Number --
12. Classes --
13. Totality states of affairs --
14. Singular causation --
15. Laws I --
16. Laws II --
17. The unity of the world.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
Responsibility: D.M. Armstrong.
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