Abstract. David Armstrong’s writings about the mind constitute a corpus of exceptional importance. Best known among these writings is his (1968), in which he articulates and defends a sophisticated version of mind-body materialism.
Summary. David Armstrong (1926-2014) often D. M. Armstrong, was a prominent Australian Philosopher.Armstrong is best known for his work on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. In his essay The Nature of Mind, Armstrong outlines a philosophical account of the mind that is compatible with the Materialist scientific view of the mind.He arrives at a theory of Central-State Materialism.
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Armstrong goes on to say that nothingness, is the moment when one’s conscious mind and body becomes the “sacred energy” that holds the breath of life that explains everything you had questions about. Yet, many times in order to experience this nothingness; a person needs to experience a tragedy, the death of a loved one, or face death themselves. In order to feel and understand the.
D. M. Armstrong, The Nature of Mind 136-144. 1926-Australian-Professor at the University of Sydney. Armstrong wants to refine behaviorism in his own version of materialism. Armstrong's question is: what is it to have a mind? Armstrong wants to take a scientific approach. Question: what is the advantage-in forming a theory-of using a scientific approach? Armstrong looking at what he takes to.
Australian materialism didn’t begin with David Armstrong. That honour goes to the first Australian philosopher of note, Samuel Alexander. But in Armstrong, materialism (or physicalism as he calls his more mature view) has found its most articulate and persuasive advocate. As David Stove notes in his remarks commemorating Armstrong’s retirement, there is in fact hardly any comparison.
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