<philosophy ofthe mind, materialism, ontology, causalty>, <epistemology> Australian philosopher (1926- ). In Perception and the Physical World (1961) and A Materialist Theory of Mind (1968). Armstrong strictly defends the identity of mental events with states of the brain. Armstrong also argues for the objective reality of qualities and relations in Universals and Scientific Realism (1978) and Universals (1989). Recommended Reading: D. M. Armstrong, A World of States of Affairs (Cambridge, 1997) and Ontology, Causality, and Mind: Essays in Honor of D. M. Armstrong, ed. by John Bacon, Keith Campbell, and Lloyd Reinhardt (Cambridge, 1993).
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