Belief Truth & Knowledge
By (author) D. M. Armstrong
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Belief Truth & Knowledge by D. M. Armstrong
Book DescriptionA wide-ranging study of the central concepts in epistemology - belief, truth and knowledge. Professor Armstrong offers a dispositional account of general beliefs and of knowledge of general propositions. Belief about particular matters of fact are described as structures in the mind of the believer which represent or 'map' reality, while general beliefs are dispositions to extend the 'map' or introduce casual relations between portions of the map according to general rules. 'Knowledge' denotes the reliability of such beliefs as representations of reality. Within this framework Professor Armstrong offers a distinctive account of many of the main questions in general epistemology - the relations between beliefs and language, the notions of proposition, concept and idea, the analysis of truth, the varieties of knowledge, and the way in which beleifs and knowledge are supported by reasons. The book as a whole if offered as a contribution to a naturalistic account of man.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521097376
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Feb-1973
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D. M. Armstrong
What is a Law of Nature?, Paperback (August 2016)
This book is D. M. Armstrong's influential defense of his original theory of what a law of nature is.
Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics, Paperback (July 2012)
David Armstrong sets out his metaphysical system in a set of concise and lively chapters each dealing with one aspect of the world. On the basis of the assumption that all that exists is the physical world of space-time, he constructs a coherent metaphysical scheme that gives plausible answers to many of the great problems of metaphysics.
Truth and Truthmakers, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by D. M. Armstrong
This book, first published in 2004, makes a compelling case for truthmaking and its importance in philosophy.
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