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A world of states of affairs

Author: D M Armstrong
Publisher: Cambridge : University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In this important study D. M. Armstrong offers a comprehensive system of analytical metaphysics that synthesises but also develops his thinking over the last twenty years. His comprehensive account  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D M Armstrong
ISBN: 0521580641 9780521580649 0521589487 9780521589482
OCLC Number: 851109303
Notes: Indice.
Description: xiii, 285 p. ; 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. Numbers; 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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