A World of States of Affairs / Edition 1

A World of States of Affairs / Edition 1

by D. M. Armstrong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521589487

ISBN-13: 9780521589482

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this important study D. M. Armstrong offers a comprehensive system of analytical metaphysics that synthesizes but also develops his thinking over the past 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,

Overview

In this important study D. M. Armstrong offers a comprehensive system of analytical metaphysics that synthesizes but also develops his thinking over the past 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521589482
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of 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.

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