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  1. Brian Ellis (ed.) (forthcoming). Metaphysical Realism.
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  2. Bruce J. Ellis & Donald Symons (forthcoming). Sex Differences in Sexual Fantasy: An Evolutionary Psychological Approach. Human Nature: A Critical Reader.
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  3. Donald Symons, Catherine Salmon & Bruce J. Ellis (forthcoming). Unobtrusive Measures of Human Sexuality. Human Nature: A Critical Reader.
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  4. Edoardo Zamuner & Brian Ellis (forthcoming). “Review of Machery’s ‘Doing Without Concepts’”. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics.
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  5. Brian Ellis (2013). Humanism and Society. Australian Humanist, The 110 (110):3.
    Ellis, Brian Humanism has a lot to offer the world. It is not just an individual moral philosophy, although it includes such a philosophy. Nor is it just a political program, although it implies one. The theory of social humanism, which was developed in a book I published last year, is both a moral and a political philosophy. It is socially democratic, and morally and politically humanistic.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Brian Ellis (2012). The Ideals of Social Humanism. Australian Humanist, The 108 (108):7.
    Ellis, Brian Humanists have an unconditional concern for the wellbeing and dignity of humankind. They are fundamentally concerned with increasing the overall quality of people's lives, regardless of their behaviour, and to treat people with respect. They seek to do so by promoting the development of people's natural talents and inculcating attitudes of mutual respect and tolerance. Their central idea is that every person should be treated with equal concern for their good.
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  9. Brian Ellis (2011). Doing Without Concepts. Review of Metaphysics 64 (3):644-645.
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  10. Brian Ellis (2011). Humanism and Morality. Sophia 50 (1):135-139.
    A theory of morality acceptable to humanists must be one that can be accepted independently of religion. In this paper, I argue that while there is such a theory, it is a non-standard one, and its acceptance would have some far-reaching consequences. As one might expect, the theory is similar to others in various ways. But it is not the same as any of them. Indeed, it is a radically new theory. Like Hume’s ethics, it is founded on our natural (...)
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  11. Brian Ellis (2010). An Essentialist Perspective on the Problem of Induction. Principia 2 (1):103-124.
    If one believes, as Hume did, that all events are loose and separate, then the problem of induction is probably insoluble. Anything could happen. But if one thinks, as scientific essentialists do, that the laws of nature are immanent in the world, and depend on the essential natures of things, then there are strong constraints on what could possibly happen. Given these constraints, the problem of induction may be soluble. For these constraints greatly strengthen the case for conceptual and theoretical (...)
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  12. Brian Ellis (2010). Causal Powers and Categorical Properties. In Anna Marmodoro (ed.), The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and Their Manifestations. Routledge.
    The aim of this paper is to argue that there are categorical properties as well as causal powers, and that the world would not exist as we know it without them. For categorical properties are needed to define the powers—to locate them, and to specify their laws of action. These categorical properties, I shall argue, are not dispositional. For their identities do not depend on what they dispose their bearers to do. They are, as Alexander Bird would say, ’quiddities’. But (...)
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  13. Barbara Hagenah Brumbach, Aurelio José Figueredo & Bruce J. Ellis (2009). Effects of Harsh and Unpredictable Environments in Adolescence on Development of Life History Strategies. Human Nature 20 (1):25-51.
    The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health data were used to test predictions from life history theory. We hypothesized that (1) in young adulthood an emerging life history strategy would exist as a common factor underlying many life history traits (e.g., health, relationship stability, economic success), (2) both environmental harshness and unpredictability would account for unique variance in expression of adolescent and young adult life history strategies, and (3) adolescent life history traits would predict young adult life history strategy. These (...)
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  14. Brian Ellis, The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism.
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  15. Bruce J. Ellis, Aurelio José Figueredo, Barbara H. Brumbach & Gabriel L. Schlomer (2009). Fundamental Dimensions of Environmental Risk. Human Nature 20 (2):204-268.
    The current paper synthesizes theory and data from the field of life history (LH) evolution to advance a new developmental theory of variation in human LH strategies. The theory posits that clusters of correlated LH traits (e.g., timing of puberty, age at sexual debut and first birth, parental investment strategies) lie on a slow-to-fast continuum; that harshness (externally caused levels of morbidity-mortality) and unpredictability (spatial-temporal variation in harshness) are the most fundamental environmental influences on the evolution and development of LH (...)
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  16. Jenée James Jackson & Bruce J. Ellis (2009). Synthesizing Life History Theory with Sexual Selection: Toward a Comprehensive Model of Alternative Reproductive Strategies. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (1):31-32.
    Del Giudice's model of sex-specific attachment patterns demonstrates the usefulness of infusing life history theory with principles of sexual selection. We believe a full synthesis between the two theories provides a foundation for a comprehensive model of alternative reproductive strategies. We extend Del Giudice's ideas based on our own program of research, focusing specifically on the importance of intrasexual competition and the individual phenotype during development.
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  17. Brian Ellis, Essentialism and Natural Kinds.
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  18. Brian Ellis (2008). Natural Kinds. In Martin Curd & Stathis Psillos (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science. Routledge. 139.
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  19. Brian Ellis (2008). Powers and Dispositions. In Ruth Groff (ed.), Revitalizing Causality: Realism About Causality in Philosophy and Social Science. Routledge.
     
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  20. Brian Ellis, God, Chance and Necessity.
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  21. Brian Ellis (2007). Key Formulations. Critical Realism and Substance / Roy Wood Sellars; Causality and Substance / Roy Wood Sellars; Essence and Accident / Irving Copi; Conceptual and Natural Necessity / Rom Harre and E.H. Madden; Powers and Dispositions. [REVIEW] In Ruth Groff (ed.), Revitalizing Causality: Realism About Causality in Philosophy and Social Science. Routledge.
     
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  22. Brian Ellis (2006). Constructing an Ontology. In Paolo Valore (ed.), Topics on General and Formal Ontology. Polimetrica International Scientific Publisher. 14.
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  23. Brian Ellis (2005). Katzav on the Limitations of Dispositionalism. Analysis 65 (285):90–92.
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  24. Brian Ellis (2005). Marc Lange on Essentialism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (1):75 – 79.
    For scientific essentialists, the only logical possibilities of existence are the real (or metaphysical) ones, and such possibilities, they say, are relative to worlds. They are not a priori, and they cannot just be invented. Rather, they are discoverable only by the a posteriori methods of science. There are, however, many philosophers who think that real possibilities are knowable a priori, or that they can just be invented. Marc Lange [Lange 2004] thinks that they can be invented, and tries to (...)
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  25. Brian Ellis (2005). Physical Realism. Ratio 18 (4):371–384.
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  26. Brian Ellis (2005). Universals, the Essential Problem and Categorical Properties. Ratio 18 (4):462–472.
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  27. Brian Ellis, Critical Notice of Scientific Realism : How Science Tracks the Truth by Stathis Psillos.
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  28. Brian Ellis (2004). Scientific Realism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (2):495-497.
  29. B. D. Ellis (2002). The Philosophy of Nature: A Guide to the New Essentialism. Acumen.
    In "The Philosophy of Nature," Brian Ellis provides a clear and forthright general summation of, and introduction to, the new essentialist position. Although the theory that the laws of nature are immanent in things, rather than imposed on them from without, is an ancient one, much recent work has been done to revive interest in essentialism and "The Philosophy of Nature" is a distinctive contribution to this lively current debate. Brian Ellis exposes the philosophical and scientific credentials of the prevailing (...)
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  30. Brian Ellis, Human Agency, Realism and the New Essentialism.
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  31. 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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  32. Brian Ellis (2000). Causal Laws and Singular Causation. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (2):329-351.
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  33. Brian Ellis (2000). The New Essentialism and the Scientific Image of Man-Kind. Epistemologia 23 (2):189-210.
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  34. Brian Ellis (1999). A Review Essay on God, Chance & Necessity. Sophia 38 (1):89-98.
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  35. Brian Ellis (1999). Bigelow's Worries About Scientific Essentialism. In Howard Sankey (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature. Kluwer. 61--75.
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  36. Brian Ellis (1999). Causal Powers and Laws of Nature. In Howard Sankey (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature. Kluwer. 19--34.
  37. Brian Ellis (1999). Response to David Armstrong. In Howard Sankey (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature. Kluwer. 39--43.
  38. Brian Ellis, Phil Dowe, Brian Skyrms & John Forge (1999). The Really Big Questions. Metascience 8 (1):63-85.
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  39. Brooke Ellis (1998). Japan and Brazil: A Case Study in Global Interdependence. Res Publica 8 (2).
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  40. B. Ellis (1996). Review. Force and Geometry in Newton's Principia. Francois de Gandt (Translated by Curtis Wilson). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (4):636-639.
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  41. Brian Ellis (1996). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (4):636-639.
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  42. Brian Ellis (1995). Rethinking the Nature of Subject Studies in Primary Initial Teacher Education. British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (2):146 - 161.
    The publication of Circular 14/93 'Initial Training of Primary School Teachers' (DfE 1993) sees yet another attempt to redefine and control the objectives, methods, outcomes and location of initial teacher education. It implies changes in the role of subject studies in initial teacher education, although its prescriptions in this regard are elusive. The interpretation and implications of these changes for subject studies are the focus of this paper. It reviews the current role of subject studies in primary initial teacher education (...)
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  43. Brian Ellis & Caroline Lierse (1994). Dispositional Essentialism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (1):27 – 45.
  44. John Bigelow, Brian Ellis & Caroline Lierse (1992). The World as One of a Kind: Natural Necessity and Laws of Nature. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (3):371-388.
  45. B. Ellis (1992). Critical Notice of Misak 1991. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 22.
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  46. Brian Ellis (1992). Scientific Platonism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 23 (4):665-679.
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  47. Brian Ellis (1992). Truth and the End of Inquiry. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 22 (3):381-392.
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  48. Howard Sankey, Brian Ellis & Paul Horwich (1992). Truth and Objectivity.Truth. Philosophical Quarterly 42 (169):496.
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  49. B. D. Ellis (1990). Truth and Objectivity. Basil Blackwell.
  50. Brian Ellis (1989). Implications Of Science For Epistemology And Metaphysics. In M. Maxwell & C. Wade Savage (eds.), Science, Mind, and Psychology: Essays in Honor of Grover Maxwell. University Press of America. 311.
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