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Nominalism and Realism: Volume 1: Universals and Scientific Realism

Nominalism and Realism Volume Universals and Scientific Realism This is a study in two volumes of one of the longest standing philosophical problems the problem of universals In volume I David Armstrong surveys and criticizes the main approaches and solutions to

  • Title: Nominalism and Realism: Volume 1: Universals and Scientific Realism
  • Author: D.M. Armstrong
  • ISBN: 9780521280334
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a study, in two volumes, of one of the longest standing philosophical problems the problem of universals In volume I David Armstrong surveys and criticizes the main approaches and solutions to the problems that have been canvassed, rejecting the various forms of nominalism and Platonic realism In volume II he develops an important theory of his own, an objectiThis is a study, in two volumes, of one of the longest standing philosophical problems the problem of universals In volume I David Armstrong surveys and criticizes the main approaches and solutions to the problems that have been canvassed, rejecting the various forms of nominalism and Platonic realism In volume II he develops an important theory of his own, an objective theory of universals based not on linguistic conventions, but on the actual and potential findings of natural science He thus reconciles a realism about qualities and relations with an empiricist epistemology The theory allows, too, for a convincing explanation of natural laws as relations between these universals.

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      David Malet Armstrong born 8 July 1926 , often D M Armstrong, is an Australian philosopher He is well known for his work on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, and for his defence of a factualist ontology, a functionalist theory of the mind, an externalist epistemology, and a necessitarian conception of the laws of nature He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008.

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