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David Armstrong / / Stephen Mumford

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Autore: Mumford Stephen Visualizza persona
Titolo: David Armstrong / / Stephen Mumford Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: London ; ; New York : , : Routledge, , 2014
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (x, 206 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Disciplina: 199.94
Soggetto topico: Philosophy, Australian
Note generali: First published in 2007 by Acumen.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-199) and index.
Nota di contenuto: Naturalism -- Universals -- Laws of nature -- Possibility -- Dispositions -- States of affairs -- Sensations and perceptions -- Metaphysics of mind -- Knowledge and belief -- Truthmaking -- Necessity.
Sommario/riassunto: David (D. M.) Armstrong is one of Australia’s greatest philosophers. His chief philosophical achievement has been the development of a core metaphysical programme, embracing the topics of universals, laws, modality and facts: a naturalistic metaphysics, consistent with a scientific view of the natural world. In this book Stephen Mumford offers an introduction to the full range of Armstrong’s thought. Beginning with a discussion of Armstong’s naturalism, his most general commitment, and his realism about universals, Mumford then examines Armstrong's theories of laws, modality and dispositions, which make up the basics of his core theory. With this in place, Mumford explores his ideas on perception, mind and belief before returning to metaphysics in the final chapters, looking at truth and the new view of instantiation. The book is a dispassionate, fair and unbiased account of Armstrong’s thought. Although Armstong’s is a body of work that Mumford regards highly and of real significance, he nevertheless highlights areas of weakness and issues about which there is room for further debate.
Titolo autorizzato: David Armstrong  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-317-49324-9
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910526390303321
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Serie: Philosophy now (Teddington, London, England)