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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.
|Publication date:||26th August 2016|
|Author:||D. M. Armstrong|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Categories:||Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology, Social & political philosophy, Philosophy of science,|
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.More About D. M. Armstrong