Ideas from 'A World of States of Affairs' by David M. Armstrong [1997], by Theme Structure

[found in 'A World of States of Affairs' by Armstrong,D.M. [CUP 1997,0-521-58948-7]].

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3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 1. Correspondence Truth
Correspondence may be one-many or many one, as when either p or q make 'p or q' true
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 6. Fictionalism
Without modality, Armstrong falls back on fictionalism to support counterfactual laws
8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 1. Nature of Properties
Properties are contingently existing beings with multiple locations in space and time
10. Modality / C. Sources of Modality / 1. Sources of Necessity
The truth-maker for a truth must necessitate that truth
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 3. General Causation / d. Causal necessity
In recent writings, Armstrong makes a direct identification of necessitation with causation