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

Overview
Works: 95 works in 565 publications in 6 languages and 17,870 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, ed, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction
Classifications: B5704.A753, 111
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A materialist theory of the mind by D. M Armstrong( )
60 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 2,271 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
A world of states of affairs by D. M Armstrong( )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,549 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
Dispositions a debate by D. M Armstrong( )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,463 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
Locke and Berkeley; a collection of critical essays by C. B Martin( Book )
28 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perception and the physical world by D. M Armstrong( Book )
36 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belief, truth and knowledge by D. M Armstrong( Book )
22 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is a law of nature? by D. M Armstrong( Book )
38 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Universals and scientific realism by D. M Armstrong( Book )
29 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Truth and truthmakers by D. M Armstrong( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 745 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
The mind-brain identity theory: a collection of papers by C. V Borst( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consciousness and causality : a debate on the nature of mind by D. M Armstrong( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berkeley's theory of vision by D. M Armstrong( Book )
17 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berkeley's Philosophical writings by George Berkeley( Book )
7 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bodily sensations by D. M Armstrong( Book )
18 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Universals : an opinionated introduction by D. M Armstrong( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 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 )
18 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Powers a study in metaphysics by George Molnar( )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 430 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
A combinatorial theory of possibility by D. M Armstrong( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind-body problem : an opinionated introduction by D. M Armstrong( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 351 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
Sketch for a systematic metaphysics by D. M Armstrong( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 337 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."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
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Armstrong D. M. 1926-2014
Armstrong, D. M. (David Malet), 1926-
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Armstrong, David M. (David Malet), 1926-
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Languages
English (417)
German (4)
Polish (3)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
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