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  1. Brian Ellis (ed.) (forthcoming). Metaphysical Realism.
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  2. Edoardo Zamuner & Brian Ellis (forthcoming). “Review of Machery’s ‘Doing Without Concepts’”. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics.
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Brian Ellis (2011). Doing Without Concepts. Review of Metaphysics 64 (3):644-645.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Brian Ellis, The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism.
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  10. Brian Ellis, Essentialism and Natural Kinds.
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  11. Brian Ellis (2008). Natural Kinds. In Martin Curd & Stathis Psillos (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science. Routledge. 139.
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  12. 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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  13. Brian Ellis, God, Chance and Necessity.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Brian Ellis (2005). Katzav on the Limitations of Dispositionalism. Analysis 65 (285):90–92.
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  17. 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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  18. Brian Ellis (2005). Physical Realism. Ratio 18 (4):371–384.
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  19. Brian Ellis (2005). Universals, the Essential Problem and Categorical Properties. Ratio 18 (4):462–472.
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  20. Brian Ellis, Critical Notice of Scientific Realism : How Science Tracks the Truth by Stathis Psillos.
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  21. Brian Ellis (2004). Scientific Realism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (2):495-497.
  22. Brian Ellis, Human Agency, Realism and the New Essentialism.
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  23. Brian Ellis (2000). Causal Laws and Singular Causation. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (2):329-351.
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  24. Brian Ellis (2000). The New Essentialism and the Scientific Image of Man-Kind. Epistemologia 23 (2):189-210.
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  25. Brian Ellis (1999). A Review Essay on God, Chance & Necessity. Sophia 38 (1):89-98.
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  26. 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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  27. Brian Ellis (1999). Causal Powers and Laws of Nature. In Howard Sankey (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature. Kluwer. 19--34.
  28. Brian Ellis (1999). Response to David Armstrong. In Howard Sankey (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature. Kluwer. 39--43.
  29. Brian Ellis, Phil Dowe, Brian Skyrms & John Forge (1999). The Really Big Questions. Metascience 8 (1):63-85.
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  30. Brian Ellis (1996). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (4):636-639.
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  31. 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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  32. Brian Ellis & Caroline Lierse (1994). Dispositional Essentialism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (1):27 – 45.
  33. 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.
  34. Brian Ellis (1992). Scientific Platonism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 23 (4):665-679.
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  35. Brian Ellis (1992). Truth and the End of Inquiry. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 22 (3):381-392.
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  36. Howard Sankey, Brian Ellis & Paul Horwich (1992). Truth and Objectivity.Truth. Philosophical Quarterly 42 (169):496.
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  37. 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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  38. John Bigelow, Brian Ellis & Robert Pargetter (1988). Forces. Philosophy of Science 55 (4):614-630.
    Traditionally, forces are causes of a special sort. Forces have been conceived to be the direct or immediate causes of things. Other sorts of causes act indirectly by producing forces which are transmitted in various ways to produce various effects. However, forces are supposed to act directly without the mediation of anything else. But forces, so conceived, appear to be occult. They are mysterious, because we have no clear conception of what they are, as opposed to what they are postulated (...)
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  39. Brian Ellis (1988). Internal Realism. Synthese 76 (3):409 - 434.
    I argue in this paper that anyone who accepts the ontology of scientific realism can only accept a pragmatic theory of truth, i.e., a theory on which truth is what it is epistemically right to believe. But the combination of realism with such a theory of truth is a form of internal realism; therefore, a scientific realist should be an internal realist. The strategy of the paper is to argue that there is no adequate semantic or correspondence theory of truth (...)
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  40. Brian Ellis (1988). Solving the Problem of Induction Using a Values-Based Epistemology. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (2):141-160.
  41. Brian Ellis (1987). The Ontology of Scientific Realism. In J. J. C. Smart, Philip Pettit, Richard Sylvan & Jean Norman (eds.), Metaphysics and Morality: Essays in Honour of J.J.C. Smart. B. Blackwell.
     
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  42. Brian Ellis (1985). 3 What Science Aims to Do. In P. M. Churchland & C. A. Hooker (eds.), Images of Science: Essays on Realism and Empiricism. University of Chicago Press. 48.
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  43. Brian Ellis (1984). 1. Theory Evaluation. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62 (1).
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  44. Brian Ellis (1984). Two Theories of Indicative Conditionals. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62 (1):50 – 66.
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  45. Brian Ellis (1982). Reply to Sorensen. Journal of Philosophical Logic 11 (4):461 - 462.
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  46. Brian Ellis (1982). William L. Harper, Robert C. Stalnaker and Glenn Pearce, Eds., Ifs Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 2 (2/3):104-107.
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  47. Brian Ellis (1981). Retrospective and Prospective Utilitarianism. Noûs 15 (3):325-339.
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  48. Brian Ellis (1978). A Unified Theory of Conditionals. Journal of Philosophical Logic 7 (1):107 - 124.
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  49. Brian Ellis (1978). Is Signal Synchrony Independent of Transport Synchrony? Philosophy of Science 45 (2):309-311.
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  50. Brian Ellis (1978). Replies to Sussman and Dunlop. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 56 (2):171 – 173.
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