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Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

D. M. Armstrong


This book tries to present in brief compass a metaphysical system, matured (as is hoped) over many years. By metaphysics is understood an account of the fundamental categories of being, such notions as property, relation, causality. These notions are more abstract than the results of scientific inquiry, and are controversial among scientists as well as among philosophers. The book sprang from lectures given to graduate students, and has deliberately been kept at an informal level. It includes some explanations not required in a book for professional philosophers. The argument is developed in s ... More

Keywords: metaphysics, universals, states of affairs, truthmakers, Bertrand Russell, W.V. Quine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199590612
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590612.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. M. Armstrong, author