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  1. From an Ontological Point of View.John Heil - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    From an Ontological Point of View is a highly original and accessible exploration of fundamental questions about what there is. John Heil discusses such issues as whether the world includes levels of reality; the nature of objects and properties; the demands of realism; what makes things true; qualities, powers, and the relation these bear to one another. He advances an account of the fundamental constituents of the world around us, and applies this account to problems that have plagued recent work (...)
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    Perception and Cognition.John Heil - 1983 - University of California Press.
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    A World of States of Affairs.John Heil & D. M. Armstrong - 1999 - Philosophical Review 108 (1):115.
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    The Nature of True Minds.John Heil - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book aims at reconciling the emerging conceptions of mind and their contents that have, in recent years, come to seem irreconcilable. Post-Cartesian philosophers face the challenge of comprehending minds as natural objects possessing apparently non-natural powers of thought. The difficulty is to understand how our mental capacities, no less than our biological or chemical characteristics, might ultimately be products of our fundamental physical constituents, and to do so in a way that preserves the phenomena. Externalists argue that the significance (...)
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    The Universe as We Find It.John Heil - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    What does reality encompass? Is it exclusively physical, or does it include mental and 'abstract' aspects? What are the elements of being, reality's raw materials? John Heil offers stimulating answers to these questions framed in terms of a comprehensive metaphysics of substances and properties inspired by Descartes, Locke, and their successors.
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  6. Dispositions.John Heil - 2005 - Synthese 144 (3):343-356.
    Appeals to dispositionality in explanations of phenomena in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, require that we first agree on what we are talking about. I sketch an account of what dispositionality might be. That account will place me at odds with most current conceptions of dispositionality. My aim is not to establish a weighty ontological thesis, however, but to move the discussion ahead in two respects. First, I want to call attention to the extent to which assumptions philosophers have (...)
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  7. Mental Causation.John Heil - 2002 - In Stephen P. Stich & Ted A. Warfield (eds.), Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger. Blackwell. pp. 29--52.
    This volume presents a collection of new, specially written essays by a diverse group of philosophers, including Donald Davidson, Ted Honderich, and Philip Pettit, each of whom is widely known for defending a particular conception of minds and their place in nature.
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  8. The Ontological Turn.C. B. Martin & John Heil - 1999 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 23 (1):34–60.
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  9. From an Ontological Point of View.John Heil - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (2):466-479.
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  10. Rules and Powers.John Heil & C. B. Martin - 1998 - Philosophical Perspectives 12 (S12):283-312.
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    Hylomorphism: What’s Not to Like?John Heil - forthcoming - Synthese.
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  12. Properties and Powers.John Heil - 2004 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 1:223-254.
  13. Privileged Access.John Heil - 1988 - Mind 98 (April):238-51.
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    Believing Reasonably.John Heil - 1992 - Noûs 26 (1):47-61.
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    Multiple Realizability.John Heil - 1999 - American Philosophical Quarterly 36 (3):189-208.
  16. Mental Properties.John Heil & David Robb - 2003 - American Philosophical Quarterly 40 (3):175-196.
    It is becoming increasingly clear that the deepest problems currently exercising philosophers of mind arise from an ill-begotten ontology, in particular, a mistaken ontology of properties. After going through some preliminaries, we identify three doctrines at the heart of this mistaken ontology: (P) For each distinct predicate, “F”, there exists one, and only one, property, F, such that, if “F” is applicable to an object a, then “F” is applicable in virtue of a’s being F. (U) Properties are universals, not (...)
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  17. From an Ontological Point of View.John Heil - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (309):491-494.
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    Seeing is Believing.John Heil - 1982 - American Philosophical Quarterly 19 (July):229-240.
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    From an Ontological Point of View.John Heil - 2006 - Philosophical Review 115 (1):127-131.
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  20. Does Cognitive Psychology Rest on a Mistake?John Heil - 1981 - Mind 90 (February):321-42.
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    Substances.John Heil - 2018 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 26 (5):645-658.
    ABSTRACTThe paper takes up a conception of substances according to which substances are simple property bearers, properties being modes, particular qualitative ways individual substances are. What a substance does or would do is determined by its qualities. Efficient causation is to be understood as the manifesting of powers possessed by substances owing to their qualitative natures. Although complexes, entities with substantial parts, are not substances, they would be no less real, no less participants in the causal fray. What the substances (...)
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    From an Ontological Point of View.John Heil - 2004 - Mind 113 (452):757-760.
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    The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time.John Heil & E. J. Lowe - 2001 - Philosophical Review 110 (1):91.
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    Speechless Brutes.John Heil - 1982 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 42 (March):400-406.
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    Relations.John Heil - 2009 - In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge.
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    Supervenience Deconstructed.John Heil - 1998 - European Journal of Philosophy 6 (2):146-155.
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  27. Levels of Reality.John Heil - 2003 - Ratio 16 (3):205–221.
    Philosophers and non-philosophers have been attracted to the idea that the world incorporates levels of being: higher-level items – ordinary objects, artifacts, human beings – depend on, but are not in any sense reducible to, items at lower levels. I argue that the motivation for levels stems from an implicit acceptance of a Picture Theory of language according to which we can ‘read off’ features of the world from ways we describe the world. Abandonment of the Picture Theory opens the (...)
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  28. Doxastic Agency.John Heil - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 43 (3):355 - 364.
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    Traces of Things Past.John Heil - 1978 - Philosophy of Science 45 (March):60-72.
    This paper consists of two parts. In Part I, an attempt to get around certain well-known criticisms of the trace theory of memory is discussed. Part II consists of an account of the so-called "logical" notion of a memory trace. Trace theories are sometimes thought to be empirical hypotheses about the functioning of memory. That this is not the case, that trace theories are in fact philosophical theories, is shown, I believe, in the arguments which follow. If this is so, (...)
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  30. The Legacy of Linguisticism.John Heil - 2006 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (2):233 – 244.
    In recent work on truth and truthmaking, D. M. Armstrong has defended a version of 'truthmaker necessitarianism', the doctrine that truths necessitate truthmakers. Truthmaker necessitarianism, he contends, requires the postulation of 'totality facts', which serve as ingredients of truthmakers for general truths and negative truths, and propositions, which function as the fundamental truth bearers. I argue that neither totality facts nor propositions need figure in an account of truthmaking, and suggest that both are artifacts stemming, albeit in different ways, from (...)
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    Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction.John Heil (ed.) - 1998 - Routledge.
    This comprehensive textbook, written by a leading author in the field, provides a survey of mainstream conceptions of the nature of mind accessible to readers with little or no background in philosophy. Included are the dualist, behaviourist, and functionalist accounts of the nature of mind, along with a critical assessment of recent trends in the subject. The problem of consciousness, widely thought to be the chief roadblock to our understanding of the mind, is addressed throughout the book and there is (...)
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    Doxastic Incontinence.John Heil - 1984 - Mind 93 (369):56-70.
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    Mental Causes.John Heil & Alfred R. Mele - 1991 - American Philosophical Quarterly 28 (January):61-71.
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    The Nature of True Minds.Christopher S. Hill & John Heil - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (4):721.
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  35. Mental Causation.David Robb & John Heil - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Worries about mental causation are prominent in contemporary discussions of the mind and human agency. Originally, the problem of mental causation was that of understanding how a mental substance (thought to be immaterial) could interact with a material substance, a body. Most philosophers nowadays repudiate immaterial minds, but the problem of mental causation has not gone away. Instead, focus has shifted to mental properties. How could mental properties be causally relevant to bodily behavior? How could something mental qua mental cause (...)
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    Kinds and Essences.John Heil - 2005 - Ratio 18 (4):405–419.
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    Powerful Qualities.John Heil - 2010 - In Anna Marmodoro (ed.), The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and Their Manifestations. Routledge.
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    Mental Causation.John Heil & Alfred Mele - 1995 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 185 (1):105-106.
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  39. Powers and the Realization Relation.John Heil - 2011 - The Monist 94 (1):34-53.
  40. Believing What One Ought.John Heil - 1983 - Journal of Philosophy 80 (11):752-765.
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    Truthmaking and Fundamentality.John Heil - forthcoming - Synthese:1-12.
    Consider the idea that some entities are more fundamental than others, some entities ‘ground’ other, less fundamental, entities. What is it for something to be more fundamental than another, or for something to ‘ground’ something else? This paper urges the rejection of conceptions of grounding and fundamentality according to which reality has a hierarchical structure in which higher-level entities are taken to be distinct from but metaphysically dependent on more fundamental lower-level entities. Truthmaking is offered as an apt replacement for (...)
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    Being of One Substance.John Heil - forthcoming - Religious Studies:1-12.
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    C. B. Martin.John Heil - 2009 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (1):177 – 179.
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    Cartesian Transubstantiation.John Heil - unknown
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    Truth Making and Entailment.John Heil - 2000 - Logique and Analyse 43 (169-170):231-242.
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  46. Minds Divided.John Heil - 1989 - Mind 98 (392):571-583.
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    Rules and Powers.C. B. Martin & John Heil - 1998 - Noûs 32 (S12):283-312.
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    Multiply Realized Properties.John Heil - 2003 - In Sven Walter & Heinz-Dieter Heckmann (eds.), Physicalism and Mental Causation. Imprint Academic. pp. 11--30.
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    Real Tables.John Heil - 2005 - The Monist 88 (4):493-509.
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  50. Privileged Access.John Heil - 1988 - Mind 97 (386):238-251.
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