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  1. Alexander Bird, B. D. Ellis & Howard Sankey (eds.) (2012). Properties, Powers, and Structures: Issues in the Metaphysics of Realism. Routledge.
    While the phrase "metaphysics of science" has been used from time to time, it has only recently begun to denote a specific research area where metaphysics meets philosophy of science—and the sciences themselves. The essays in this volume demonstrate that metaphysics of science is an innovative field of research in its own right. The principal areas covered are: (1) The modal metaphysics of properties: What is the essential nature of natural properties? Are all properties essentially categorical? Are they all essentially (...)
     
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  2. B. D. Ellis (2012). Social Humanism: A New Metaphysics. Routledge.
    In this book, Ellis argues that moral and political objectives are not independent of one other, and so must be pursued in tandem. Social humanism is a moral and political philosophy that does just this.
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  3. B. D. Ellis (2002). The Philosophy of Nature: A Guide to the New Essentialism. Acumen.
  4. B. D. Ellis (2001). Scientific Essentialism. Cambridge University Press.
    Scientific Essentialism defends the view that the fundamental laws of nature depend on the essential properties of the things on which they are said to operate, and are therefore not independent of them. These laws are not imposed upon the world by God, the forces of nature, or anything else, but rather are immanent in the world. Ellis argues that ours is a dynamic world consisting of more or less transient objects which are constantly interacting with each other, and whose (...)
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  5. B. D. Ellis (1990). Truth and Objectivity. Basil Blackwell.
  6. B. D. Ellis (1979). Rational Belief Systems. Rowman and Littlefield.
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  7. B. D. Ellis (1970). Explanation and the Logic of Support. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 48 (2):177 – 189.
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  8. B. D. Ellis (1970). The Philosophy of Uncertainty. Bundoora, Vic.,[La Trobe University].
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