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What is a Law of Nature?

by D. M. Armstrong

Part of the Cambridge Philosophy Classics Series

What is a Law of Nature? Synopsis

First published in 1985, D. M. Armstrong's original work on what laws of nature are has continued to be influential in the areas of metaphysics and philosophy of science. Presenting a definitive attack on the sceptical Humean view, that laws are no more than a regularity of coincidence between stances of properties, Armstrong establishes his own theory and defends it concisely and systematically against objections. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface written by Marc Lange, illuminating its continuing importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this influential work is available for a new generation of readers.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781107142312
Publication date: 26th August 2016
Author: D. M. Armstrong
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 180 pages
Categories: Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology, Social & political philosophy, Philosophy of science,

About D. M. Armstrong

Professor D. M. Armstrong (1926-2014) was one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century and is best known for his influential work in epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of mind. He was Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney until his retirement in 1992.

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