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Condensing recent work in metaphysics and the philosophy of science down to what matters. Hosted by Dr Sam Kimpton-Nye, research associate on the MetaScience project (ERC, Horizon 2020, grant agreement No 771509; www.metascience.xyz) at the Unversity of Bristol. Music: NaturesEye from Pixabay. Art: Francesca Smith

Condensing recent work in metaphysics and the philosophy of science down to what matters. Hosted by Dr Sam Kimpton-Nye, research associate on the MetaScience project (ERC, Horizon 2020, grant agreement No 771509; www.metascience.xyz) at the Unversity of Bristol. Music: NaturesEye from Pixabay. Art: Francesca Smith

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Condensing recent work in metaphysics and the philosophy of science down to what matters. Hosted by Dr Sam Kimpton-Nye, research associate on the MetaScience project (ERC, Horizon 2020, grant agreement No 771509; www.metascience.xyz) at the Unversity of Bristol. Music: NaturesEye from Pixabay. Art: Francesca Smith

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@KimptonNye

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English


Episodes

Episode 20: "Disagreement in Metaphysics", Timothy WIlliamson

10/20/2021
Click here for the article. If you are enjoying Condensed Matter, please consider supporting the show on Patreon. In recognition of your support, you'll get the opportunity to suggest articles and guests for future episodes. I'm also thinking about what else I can offer Patreon supporters, so support the show and you'll be first to know! You can carry on the discussion on Twitter and there's even an Instagram page. Thanks for listening! Support the show...

Duration:00:12:24

Episode 19: "Realism Without Parochialism", Phillip Bricker

10/13/2021
Click here for the article. If you are enjoying Condensed Matter, please consider supporting the show on Patreon. In recognition of your support, you'll get the opportunity to suggest articles and guests for future episodes. You can carry on the discussion on Twitter and there's even an Instagram page. Thanks for listening! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:10:53

Episode 18: "Metaphysics After Carnap: the Ghost Who Walks?", Huw Price

10/6/2021
Click here for the article. If you are enjoying Condensed Matter, please consider supporting the show on Patreon. In recognition of your support, you'll get the opportunity to suggest articles and guests for future episodes. You can carry on the discussion on Twitter and there's even an Instagram page. Thanks for listening! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:13:32

Episode 17: "Social kinds are essentially mind-dependent", Rebecca Mason

9/29/2021
Click here for the article. If you are enjoying Condensed Matter, please consider supporting the show on Patreon. In recognition of your support, you'll get the opportunity to suggest articles and guests for future episodes. You can carry on the discussion on Twitter and there's even an Instagram page. Thanks for listening! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:11:05

Episode 16: "Calculus and counterpossibles in science", Brian McLoone

9/22/2021
Click here for the article. If you are enjoying Condensed Matter, please consider supporting the show on Patreon. In recognition of your support, you'll get the opportunity to suggest articles and guests for future episodes. You can carry on the discussion on Twitter and there's even an Instagram page. Thanks for listening! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:11:15

Episode 15: "The rationality of metaphysics", E.J. Lowe

9/15/2021
The focus of this episode is E.J. Lowe's "The rationality of metaphysics", published in Synthese in 2011.* *I have a slip of the tongue in the recording and say that the paper was published in 2021! It was definitely published in 2011. Click here for the article. If you are enjoying Condensed Matter, please consider supporting the show on Patreon. In recognition of your support, you'll get the opportunity to suggest articles and guests for future episodes. You can carry on the discussion...

Duration:00:12:17

Episode 14: "Where Do You Get Your Protein? Or: Biochemical Realization", Tuomas Tahko (deep dive featuring the author!)

9/8/2021
For this episode, I’m joined by Professor Tuomas Tahko to discuss his paper “Where Do You Get Your Protein? Or: Biochemical Realization", published in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science in 2020. Tuomas is Professor of Metaphysics of Science at the University of Bristol and principal investigator on the ERC funded MetaScience project. Link to the paper: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1093/bjps/axy044 More about Tuomas: https://www.ttahko.net/ The MetaScience...

Duration:00:40:15

Episode 13: "Norms and Modality", Amie Thomasson

9/1/2021
The focus of this episode is Amie Thomasson’s article “Norms and Modality”, published in the Routledge Handbook of Modality in 2021. Link to the article: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781315742144-17/norms-modality-amie-thomasson Amie Thomasson: https://philpapers.org/s/Amie%20L.%20Thomasson If you enjoyed the show, please rate and review it on your favourite app so more people can find it. You can carry on the discussion on Twitter and there's even an Instagram...

Duration:00:09:27

Episode 12: "What Everyone Should Say about Symmetries (and How Humeans Get to Say It)", Michael Townsen Hicks (deep dive featuring the author!)

8/25/2021
For this episode, I’m joined by Dr Michael Townsen Hicks to discuss his paper “What Everyone Should Say about Symmetries (and How Humeans Get to Say It)”, published in Philosophy of Science in 2019. Mike is a research fellow on the FramePhys project at the University of Birmingham. Link to the paper: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/705475 More about Mike: https://www.townsenhicks.com/ The FraMEPhys project: https://framephys.org/ If you enjoyed the show, please rate and...

Duration:00:54:02

Episode 11: “Nomothetic Explanation and Humeanism about Laws of Nature”, Harjit Bhogal

8/18/2021
The focus of this episode is Harjit Bhogal’s article “Nomothetic Explanation and Humeanism about Laws of Nature”, published in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics in 2020. Link to the paper: https://philarchive.org/rec/BHONEA If you enjoyed the show, please rate and review it on your favourite app so more people can find it. You can carry on the discussion on Twitter and there's even an Instagram page. Thanks for listening! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:12:02

Episode 10: "Realism and the Absence of Value", Shamik Dasgupta

8/11/2021
The focus of this episode is Shamik Dasgupta's article "Realism and the Absence of Value", published in The Philosophical Review in 2018. Link to the article: https://read.dukeupress.edu/the-philosophical-review/article-abstract/127/3/279/135296/Realism-and-the-Absence-of-Value Also: http://shamik.net/papers/dasgupta%20realism%20and%20the%20absence%20of%20value.pdf If you enjoyed the show, please rate and review it on your favourite app so more people can find it. You can carry on the...

Duration:00:14:34

Episode 9: "Megarian Variable Actualism", Toby Friend (deep dive featuring the author!)

8/4/2021
In this episode, Dr Toby Friend and I take a deep dive into his article "Megarian Variable Actualism", published in Synthese in 2021. Link to the paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-021-03257-7 More on Toby Friend: https://sites.google.com/view/tobyfriend Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:27:10

Episode 8: "Sideways music", Ned Markosian

7/28/2021
The focus of this episode is Ned Markosian's paper "Sideways music, published in Analysis in 2019. Link to the paper: https://academic.oup.com/analysis/article-abstract/80/1/51/5543488?redirectedFrom=fulltext Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:09:26

Episode 7: "The Ground Between the Gaps", Jonathan Schaffer

7/21/2021
The focus of this episode is Jonathan Schaffer’s “The ground between the gaps”, published in Philosophers’ Imprint in 2017. Link to the paper: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/p/phimp/3521354.0017.011/--ground-between-the-gaps?view=image Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:11:51

Episode 6: "Conceptualizing causal powers: activity, capacity, essence, necessitation", Ruth Groff

7/14/2021
The focus of this episode is Ruth Groff’s article: “Conceptualizing causal powers: activity, capacity, essence, necessitation”. Published in Synthese in 2021 as part of the topical collection “New Foundations of Dispositionalism,” edited by Andrea Raimondi and Lorenzo Azzano. Link to the paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-021-03229-x Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:10:09

Episode 0: Introducing Condensed Matter

7/7/2021
Welcome to Condensed Matter, condensing recent work in metaphysics and the philosophy of science down to what matters. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:02:33

Episode 1: "How scientific models can explain", Alisa Bokulich

7/7/2021
The focus of this episode is Alisa Bokulich’s article "How scientific models can explain", published in Synthese in 2011. Link to the article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-009-9565-1 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:10:43

Episode 2: "Fundamental Powers, Evolved Powers, and Mental Powers", Alexander Bird; "Evolved Powers, Artefact Powers, and Dispositional Explanations", Barbara Vetter

7/7/2021
This episode a two for one: I’ll be discussing an exchange between Alexander Bird and Barbara Vetter that takes the form of two articles, one by each author, published in the proceedings of the Aristotelian Society in 2018. Bird: https://academic.oup.com/aristoteliansupp/article-abstract/92/1/247/5032734 Vetter: https://academic.oup.com/aristoteliansupp/article-abstract/92/1/277/5032735 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:16:13

Episode 3: "Ramseyan Humility", David Lewis

7/7/2021
The focus of this episode is David Lewis’s "Ramseyan Humility" published In David Braddon-Mitchell & Robert Nola’s (eds.), Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism. MIT Press. 2009. Link: https://philpapers.org/rec/LEWRH Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:08:50

Episode 4: "Troubles with Theoretical Virtues: Resisting Theoretical Utility Arguments in Metaphysics", Otávio Bueno and Scott Shalkowski

7/7/2021
The focus of this episode is Otávio Bueno and Scott Shalkowski’s article: Troubles with Theoretical Virtues: Resisting Theoretical Utility Arguments in Metaphysics, published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research in 2019. Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/phpr.12597 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:09:12