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Professor John Heil

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Publications

Authored book

  • Heil, John (Forthcoming). Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction 4th ed. London: Routledge.
  • Heil,John (2020). Appearance in Reality. Oxford University Press.
  • Heil, J. (2012). The Universe As We Find It. Oxford University Press.
  • Heil, J. (2003). From an Ontological Point of View. Oxford University Press.

Chapter in book

  • Heil, John (Forthcoming). Category Mistakes. In Categorical Ontologies: From Realism to Eliminativism. Cumpa, J. London: Routledge.
  • Heil, John (Forthcoming). Ontology of Powers. In The Ontological Commitments if Dispositionalism. Meincke, A. S. Springer.
  • Heil, J. (2019). Emergence and panpsychism1. In The Routledge Handbook of Emergence. Gibb, Sophie Findlay Hendry, Robin & Lancaster, Tom Taylor and Francis. 225-234.
  • Heil, John (2018). ‘Must there be Brute Facts?’ In E. Vintiadis and C. Mekios, eds. Brute Facts. 19–27. In Brute Facts. E. Vintiadis & C. Mekios Oxford: Oxford University Press. 19–27.
  • Heil, John (2018). Objects, Ordinary and Otherwise. In The Nature of Ordinary Objects. 63.
  • Heil, J. (2017). Downward causation. In Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Downward Causation. Paoletti, Michele Paolini & Orilia, Francesco Taylor and Francis. 42-53.
  • Heil, John (2016). Causal Relations. In The Metaphysics of Relations. Marmadoro, A & Yates, D Oxford: Oxford University Press. 127–37.
  • Heil, J. (2015). Universals in a world of particulars. In The Problem of Universals in Contemporary Philosophy. Galluzzo, Gabriele & Loux, Michael J. Cambridge University Press. 114-132.
  • Heil, John (2014). Cartesian Transubstantiation. In Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Religion. Kvanvig, Jonathan Oxford: Oxford University Press. 139-157.
  • Heil, J. (2014). Contingency. In The Puzzle of Existence: Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?. Goldschmidt, Tyron Taylor and Francis. 167-181.
  • Heil, J. (2013). Modes and mind. In Tropes, Universals and the Philosophy of Mind. Gozzano, Simone & Orilia, Francesco De Gruyter Mouton. 13-30.
  • Heil, J. (2011). Are four categories two too many? In Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics. Tahko, Tuomas E. Cambridge University Press. 105-125.
  • Heil, J. (2011). Natural intentionality. In The Externalist Challenge. Schantz, Richard De Gruyter Mouton. 287-296.
  • Rogers, G.A.J., Erwin, E., Heil, J., Addis, L., Ayers, M., Williams, M., Chisholm, R.M. & Walton, D.N. (2010). B. In A Companion to Epistemology, Second Edition. Dancy, Jonathan Sosa, Ernest & Steup, Matthias Wiley Blackwell. 153-266.
  • Lepqre, E., Williams, M., Hunter, B., Tragesser, R.S., Wheeler, S.C., Cqttingham, J., Hare, P.H., Westphal, K.R., White, N.P., Hintikka, J., Carrier, L.S., Heil, J. & Ryan, S. (2010). D. In A Companion to Epistemology, Second Edition. Dancy, Jonathan Sosa, Ernest & Steup, Matthias Wiley Blackwell. 300-325.
  • Hare, P.H., Heil, J. & Steup, M. (2010). J. In A Companion to Epistemology, Second Edition. Dancy, Jonathan Sosa, Ernest & Steup, Matthias Wiley Blackwell. 469-471.
  • Heil, J. (2010). Mental Causation and Epiphenomenalism. In A Companion to the Philosophy of Action. O'Connor, Timothy & Sandis, Constantine Wiley-Blackwell. 174-181.
  • Heil, J. (2010). Powerful qualities. In The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and their Manifestations. Marmodoro, Anna Routledge. 58-72.
  • Heil, J. (2009). E: Experience. In A Companion to Metaphysics, Second Edition. Dancy, Jonathan Sosa, Ernest & Steup, Matthias John Wiley and Sons. 253-254.
  • Heil, J. (2009). Extended Essays: The Mind/Body Problem. In A Companion to Metaphysics, Second Edition. Kim, Jaegwon Sosa, Ernest & Rosenkrantz, Gary S. John Wiley and Sons. 36-45.
  • Heil, J. (2009). Language and Thought. In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind. Beckermann, Ansgar McLaughlin, Brian P. & Walter, Sven Oxford University Press.
  • Heil, J. (2009). M: Martin, Charles Burton. In A Companion to Metaphysics, Second Edition. Dancy, Jonathan Sosa, Ernest & Steup, Matthias John Wiley and Sons. 393-395.
  • Heil, J. (2009). Mind and Knowledge. In The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology. Moser, Paul K. Oxford University Press.
  • Heil, J. (2009). S: Sensa. In A Companion to Epistemology, Second Edition. Dancy, Jonathan Sosa, Ernest & Steup, Matthias John Wiley and Sons. 559-560.
  • Heil, J. (2008). Anomalous monism. In From Truth to Reality: New Essays in Logic and Metaphysics. Dyke, Heather Routledge. 85-98.
  • Heil, J. (2007). Hilary Putnam (1926-). In A Companion to Analytic Philosophy. Martinich, A. P. & Sosa, David Wiley Blackwell. 393-412.
  • Heil, J. (2004). Natural Intentionality. In The Externalist Challenge. Schantz, Richard Walter de Gruyter GmbH and Co. KG. 287-296.

Journal Article

  • Heil, John (2018). ‘Dispositionality and Mentality’. In F. Teroni and H. Naar, eds. The Ontology of Emotions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018): 37–50.
  • Heil, John (2018). ‘Existents and Universals’. In A. D. Carruth., S. C. Gibb, and J. Heil, eds. Ontology, Modality, and Mind: Themes from the Metaphysics of E. J. Lowe. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018): 48–59.
  • Heil, J. (2018). Accidents unmoored. American Philosophical Quarterly 55(2): 113-120.
  • Heil, J. (2018). Being of one substance. Religious Studies 54(3): 313-324.
  • Heil, J. (2018). Hylomorphism: what’s not to like? Synthese 1-14.
  • Heil, John (2018). Introduction. In A. D. Carruth., S. C. Gibb, and J. Heil, eds. Ontology, Modality, and Mind: Themes from the Metaphysics of E. J. Lowe (Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press, 2018): 48-59.
  • Heil, John (2018). Substances. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 26(5): 645-658.
  • Heil, John (2018). The Mystery of the Mystery of Consciousness in M. P. Guta, ed. Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties. (London: Routledge, 2018): 15-23.
  • Heil, John (2017). ‘Real Modalities’. In J. Jacobs, ed. Causal Powers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017): 90–104. Reprinted as ‘Modalidades Reales’, in E. Zerbudis, ed., Poderes Caussales, Tropos y Otras Criaturas Extrañas: Ensayos de Metafísica Analítica (Buenos Aires: Título, 2017): 121–44.
  • Heil, John (2017). Real Agency. The Harvard Review of Philosophy 24: 9-22.
  • Heil, J. (2016). Truthmaking and fundamentality. Synthese 1-12.
  • (2015). ‘Relations and Relational Truths’, in François Clementz and Jean-Maurice Monnoyer, eds. The Metaphysics of Relations (Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2015): 310–21.
  • Heil, J. (2015). III - Aristotelian supervenience. Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society 115(1): 41-56.
  • Heil, J. (2014). Accidents, modes, tropes, and universals. American Philosophical Quarterly 51(4): 333-344.
  • Heil, J. (2008). Peter Unger, all the power in the world (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Xxix +640pp.). Nous 42(2): 336-348.
  • Heil, J. (2006). The legacy of linguisticism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84(2): 233-244.
  • Heil, J. (2005). Dispositions. Synthese 144(3): 343-356.
  • Heil, J. (2005). Kinds and essences. Ratio 18(4): 405-419.
  • Heil, J. (2005). Real tables. Monist 88(4): 493-509.
  • Heil, J. (2003). Levels of reality. Ratio 16(3): 205-221.
  • Heil, J. & Robb, D. (2003). Mental properties. American Philosophical Quarterly 40(3): 175-196.
  • Heil, J. (2001). What are we talking about here? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24(4): 671-672.
  • Martin, C.B. & Heil, J. (1999). The ontological turn. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 23(1): 34-60.
  • Martin, C.B. & Heil, J. (1998). Rules and powers. Nous 32(SUPPL. 12): 283-312.
  • Heil, J. (1998). Supervenience deconstructed. European Journal of Philosophy 6(2): 146-155.
  • Heil, J. (1995). Reduction, illumination, and elimination: A response to Robinson. New Ideas in Psychology 13(1): 13-16.
  • Heil, J. (1994). Truth or consequences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17(1): 19-20.
  • Heil, J. (1992). Mentality and causality. Topoi 11(1): 103-110.
  • Heil, J. (1991). On the cutting edge: Philosophical perspectives on mental causation. Philosophical Papers 20(2): 113-137.
  • Heil, J. (1989). Minds divided. Mind 98(392): 571-583.
  • Heil, J. (1988). Privileged access. Mind 97(386): 238-251.
  • Heil, J. (1988). Talk and thought. Philosophical Papers 17(3): 153-170.
  • Heil, J. (1988). The Epistemic Route To Anti-Realism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66(2): 161-173.
  • Heil, J. (1987). Are We Brains in a Vat? Top Philosopher Says ‘No’. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 17(2): 427-436.
  • Heil, J. (1987). Doubts about skepticism. Philosophical Studies 51(1): 1-17.
  • Heil, J. (1987). The Molyneux Question. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 17(3): 227-241.
  • Heil, J. (1986). Does Psychology Presuppose Rationality? Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 16(1): 77-87.
  • Heil, J. (1985). Rationality and Psychological Explanation. Inquiry (United Kingdom) 28(1-4): 359-371.
  • Heil, J. (1984). Doxastic incontinence. Mind 93(369): 56-70.
  • Heil, J. (1984). Reliability and epistemic merit. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62(4): 327-338.
  • Heil, J. (1983). Doxastic agency. Philosophical Studies 43(3): 355-364.
  • Shapiro, D.E., Heil, J. & Hager, F. (1983). Validation of the johari window test as a measure of self-disclosure. Journal of Social Psychology 120(2): 289-290.
  • Heil, J. (1982). Foundationalism and epistemic rationality. Philosophical Studies 42(2): 179-188.
  • Heil, J. (1981). Gibsonian Sins of Omission. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 11(3): 307-311.
  • Heil, J. (1981). On Saying What There Is. Philosophy 56(216): 242-247.
  • Heil, J. (1979). Action and Desire. Philosophical Investigations 2(3): 32-48.
  • Heil, J. (1979). What Gibson's Missing. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 9(3): 265-269.
  • Heil, J. (1970). Sensations, experiences and brain processes. Philosophy 45(173): 221-226.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Heil, John (Accepted). ‘Mental Causation’ (with David Robb). In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2003. (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/mental-causation/). Substantially revised versions appeared in 2008 and 2012, and 2018.
  • Heil, John (Accepted). ‘Metaphysics of Mind’. In A Field Guide to the Philosophy of Mind, (http://host.uniroma3.it/progetti/kant/field/mm.htm).
  • Heil, John (Accepted). ‘Précis of From an Ontological Point of View’ together with responses to five discussants. SWIF (Sito Web Italiano per la Filosofia) Philosophy of Mind Review (http://www.swif.uniba.it/lei/mind/swifpmr/0620072.pdf).
  • Heil, John (Accepted). ‘What’s It Like to See What It’s Like?’, Institute of Art and Ideas News https://iainews.iai.tv/articles/the-secrets-of-experience-auid-850.
  • Heil, John (Accepted). Institute of Art and Ideas, three lectures on The Universe as We Find It https://iai.tv/iai-academy/courses/info?course=the-universe-as-we-find-it.
  • Heil, John (Accepted). Richard Marshall’s 3:AM Magazine interview with John Heil on The Universe as We Find It http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/the-universe-as-we-find-it/.
  • Heil, John (Accepted). Tony Sobrado’s Biggest Questions interview with John Heil on ‘What is Consciousness?’ http://tonysobrado.org/index.php/the-biggest-questions-podcast-series/what-is-consciousness/interview-discussion-with-professor-john-heil/.