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From an Ontological Point of View$
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John Heil

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259748

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199259747.001.0001

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Levels of Reality

Levels of Reality

(p.17) Chapter 2 Levels of Reality
From an Ontological Point of View

John Heil (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Chapter 2 Levels of RealityMany philosophers, especially self‐described ‘non‐reductive materialists’, embrace the idea that reality is hierarchical: the world comprises levels of being. Examples of such philosophers are given, details of the conception made explicit, and difficulties mentioned.

Keywords:   being, causation, J. A. Fodor, hierarchical, levels, non‐reductive materialism, reality, realization, reduction, J. R. Searle, supervenience

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