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A World of States of Affairs
     

A World of States of Affairs

by Jonathan Dancy (Editor), Ernest Sosa (Editor), D. M. Armstrong
 
In this important study D. M. 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,

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In this important study D. M. 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. It will appeal to a wide readership in analytical philosophy.

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"This book is a work of philosophy in the grand tradition." James O. Young, Philosophy in Review

"The book is simply first rate." Dialogue

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521580649
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

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