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The universe as we find it

Author: John Heil
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"What does reality encompass? Is reality exclusively physical? Or does reality include nonphysical--mental, and perhaps 'abstract'--aspects? What is it to be physical or mental, or to be an abstract entity? What are the elements of being, reality's new materials? How is the manifest image we inherit from our culture and refine in the special sciences related to the scientific image as we have it in fundamental  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Heil
ISBN: 9780199596201 0199596204 9780198738978 0198738978 0191632848 9780191632846
OCLC Number: 780333073
Description: xiv, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Substance --
Substance stressed --
Properties --
Universals --
Causing --
Relations --
Truthmaking --
Reduction, kinds, and essences --
Mind and mentality --
Consciousness --
Conscious thought --
The ontological turn.
Responsibility: John Heil.


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  Read more...


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Heil's analytically rigorous yet nondogmatic treatment of the subject deserves careful study. * L. B. McHenry, CHOICE * the book is an enquiry that reaches beyond the universe as we find it, and even Read more...

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