A World of States of Affairs

A World of States of Affairs

In this important study D. M. Armstrong offers a comprehensive system of analytical metaphysics that synthesizes but also develops his thinking over the past twenty years. Armstrong's analysis, which acknowledges the "logical atomism" of Russell and Wittgenstein, makes facts (or states of affairs, as the author calls them) the fundamental constituents of the world, examining properties, relations, numbers, classes, possibility and necessity, dispositions, causes and laws. It will appeal to a wide readership in analytical philosophy.


"This book is a work of philosophy in the grand tradition." James O. Young, Philosophy in Review

"The book is simply first rate." Dialogue

'The Armstrong approach to metaphysics is presented clearly and comprehensively.' Philosophy