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Truth and Truthmakers by D. M. Armstrong
Book DescriptionTruths are determined not by what we believe, but by the way the world is. Or so realists about truth believe. Philosophers call such theories correspondence theories of truth. Truthmaking theory, which now has many adherents among contemporary philosophers, is a recent development of a realist theory of truth, and in this book, first published in 2004, D. M. Armstrong offers the first full-length study of this theory. He examines its applications to different sorts of truth, including contingent truths, modal truths, truths about the past and the future, and mathematical truths. In a clear, even-handed and non-technical discussion he makes a compelling case for truthmaking and its importance in philosophy. His book marks a significant contribution to the debate and will be of interest to a wide range of readers working in analytical philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521547239
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-May-2004
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, Hardback (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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Author Biography - D. M. Armstrong
David Armstrong's many publications include A Materialist Theory of Mind (1968) and A World of States of Affairs (1997).
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