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Metaphysics and scientific realism : essays in honour of David Malet Armstrong / / Francesco F. Calemi (ed.)



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Titolo: Metaphysics and scientific realism : essays in honour of David Malet Armstrong / / Francesco F. Calemi (ed.) Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Berlin, [Germany] ; ; Boston, [Massachusetts] : , : De Gruyter, , 2016
©2016
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (270 p.)
Disciplina: 199.94
Soggetto topico: Metaphysics
Realism
Science - Philosophy
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Persona (resp. second.): CalemiFrancesco F.
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Nota di contenuto: Front matter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Mirage Realism Revisited -- Ostrich Nominalism or Ostrich Platonism? -- In Defense of Transcendent Universals -- Armstrong and Tropes -- Tropes: For and Against -- Facts: An Essay in Aporetics -- Armstrong’s Hidden Substantialism -- Persisting Particulars and their Properties -- Armstrong on Dispositions and Laws of Nature -- Recombination for Combinatorialists -- Who’s Afraid of Non-Existent Manifestations? -- Armstrong on Truthmaking and Realism -- From Translations to Truthmakers -- Armstrong’s Supervenience and Ontological Dependence -- Naturalism as a Background Metaphysics -- Index
Sommario/riassunto: David Malet Armstrong (8 July 1926–13 May 2014) has been one of the most influential contemporary metaphysicians working in the analytic tradition and surely the greatest 20th century Australian philosopher. His main merit is to have reestablished metaphysics as a respectable branch of philosophy placing it at the centre of the philosophical debate, and giving it the status of an authoritative and competent interlocutor of both rational and empirical sciences. By means of a rigorously argumentative approach and a sharp prose, Armstrong has built a whole metaphysical system, that is, a comprehensive and unified picture of the fundamental structure of the world. The various chapters of the book address the key issues concerning Armstrong' view about the problem of universals, the nature of states of affairs, the ontological ground of possibility, nomic necessity, and dispositions, the truth maker theory, and the theory of mind. This volume aims to celebrate Armstrong’s memory bringing new understanding, and hopefully stimulating more work, on his philosophy, with the conviction that it constitutes an invaluable heritage for contemporary research in metaphysics.
Titolo autorizzato: Metaphysics and scientific realism  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 3-11-045500-5
3-11-045591-9
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910536594503321
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Serie: Eide ; ; Volume 9.