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    Truth and Truthmakers (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy) (Paperback) By (author) D. M. Armstrong, Series edited by Ernest Sosa, Series edited by Jonathan Dancy, Series edited by John Haldane, Series edited by Gilbert Harman, Series edited by Frank Jackson, Series edited by William G. Lycan, Series edited by Sydney Shoemaker, Series edited by Judith Jarvis Thomson

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    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 the most recent development of a realist theory of truth, and in this 2004 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.


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    Title
    Truth and Truthmakers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) D. M. Armstrong, Series edited by Ernest Sosa, Series edited by Jonathan Dancy, Series edited by John Haldane, Series edited by Gilbert Harman, Series edited by Frank Jackson, Series edited by William G. Lycan, Series edited by Sydney Shoemaker, Series edited by Judith Jarvis Thomson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 172
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 230 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521547239
    ISBN 10: 0521547237
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000, PHI004000
    BIC subject category V2: HPK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 121
    DC22: 121
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: HPCF5
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: B5704.A753 T78 2004, B5704.A753
    Thema V1.0: QDTK, QDHR9
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 b/w illus. 1 table
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    13 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    David Armstrong's many publications include A Materialist Theory of Mind (1968) and A World of States of Affairs (1997).
    Review quote
    'Armstrong's systematic contribution in this book to the truth maker style of metaphysical enquiry is a very major one; we may well learn more from suggestions he makes ... covers much more ground than its length would suggest.' Journal of Philosophy
    Table of contents
    1. An introduction to truthmakers; 2. The general theory of truthmaking; 3. Epistemology and methodology; 4. Properties, relations and states of affairs; 5. Negative truths; 6. General truths; 7. Truthmakers for modal truths: Part 1, possibility; 8. Truthmakers for modal truths: Part 2, necessity; 9. Numbers and classes; 10. Causes, laws and dispositions; 11. Time.