David Malet Armstrong


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David Malet Armstrong (born 8 July 1926), often D. M. Armstrong, is an Australian philosopher. He is well known for his work on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, and for his defence of a factualist ontology, a functionalist theory of the mind, an externalist epistemology, and a necessitarian conception of the laws of nature. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of... more »

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  • ''The concept of a mental state is primarily the concept of a state of the person apt for bringing about a certain sort of behaviour.''
    David Malet Armstrong (b. 1926), Australian philosopher; University of Sydney. A Materialist Theory of the Mind, p. 82, Routledge & Kegan Paul (1968)....
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