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The Universe As We Find It

John Heil


This book offers answers to the following questions. What does reality encompass? Is reality exclusively physical? Or does reality include non‐physical — 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 building blocks? 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 physics? Can physics be understood as providing a ‘theory of everything’, or do the various sciences make up a hierarchy corresp ... More

Keywords: metaphysics, ontology, being, mind, substance, property, universal, mode, trope, level, relation, truthmaking, manifest image, scientific image

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199596201
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Heil, author
Washington University in St Louis