Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

By: D. M. Armstrong (author)Hardback

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David Armstrong sets out his metaphysical system in a set of concise and lively chapters each dealing with one aspect of the world. He begins with the assumption that all that exists is the physical world of space-time. On this foundation he constructs a coherent metaphysical scheme that gives plausible answers to many of the great problems of metaphysics. He gives accounts of properties, relations, and particulars; laws of nature; modality; abstract objects such as numbers; and time and mind.

About Author

David Armstrong was Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney until his retirement in 1992

Contents

Preface ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Properties ; 3. Relations ; 4. States of Affairs ; 5. Laws of Nature ; 6. Reacting to Dispositionalism ; 7. Particulars ; 8. Truthmakers ; 9. Possibility, Actuality, Necessity ; 10. Limits ; 11. Absences ; 12. The Rational disciplines: Logic and Mathematics ; 13. Numbers ; 14. Classes ; 15. Time ; 16. Mind ; References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780199590612
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 138
  • ID: 9780199590612
  • weight: 288
  • ISBN10: 0199590613

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