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Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

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Cambridge Studies in Philosophy by D.M. Armstrong
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Truths 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 the most recent development of a realist theory of truth, and in this book 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.

Author Biography

David Armstrong's many publications include A Materialist Theory of Mind (1968) and A World of States of Affairs (1997).
Release date NZ
May 27th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1 Tables, unspecified; 2 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
172
Dimensions
140x216x11
ISBN-13
9780521838320
Product ID
1772367

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