I’m moving into a new article by Hellman. This one is much harder than the last one. It’s an older paper that appeared in The Journal of Philosophy in the 70′s while he was still at Indiana. The paper is: Physicalism: Ontology, Determination, and Reduction. I’ve read Hellman’s physicalism paper several times, but only now am I ready to carry out a more careful study. The paper is divided into two sections. One for setting out a physicalist ontology and the other for giving principles to support the idea that physical facts determine all the facts. The point is to do this without implying reductionism. Should be fun.