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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

30: “How Skeptical is Quine’s “Modal Skepticism”?”, John Divers

7/5/2022
Was Quine really a modal sceptic--someone who thought that modality was unintelligible or paradoxical? Divers thinks he is better cast as a non-sceptical modal anti-realist. Here's a link to the paper: https://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/122483/1/how%20Skeptical%3F.pdf Support the show

Duration:00:14:35

Ep. 29: "Modal Conventionalism", Ross Cameron

4/6/2022
The focus of this episode is Ross Cameron's "Modal Conventionalism" published in The Routledge Handbook of Modality in 2021. Here is a link to the paper, but these handbooks are insanely expensive, which I suppose is a good reason to do more episodes based on their chapters! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)

Duration:00:09:26

Ep. 28: "Panpsychism", Thomas Nagel (CM classic!)

3/16/2022
The focus of this episode is Thomas Nagel’s “Panpsychism”, published by Cambridge University Press in his “Mortal Questions” anthology. This isn’t a recent paper, it was first published in 1979. But it is a nice, sober, discussion of panpsychism that makes quite clear a relatively sensible motivation for the view as well as what is involved in its denial. This all makes for a nice change to some of the rather heated public debates of the issue nowadays. So, call this a Condensed Matter...

Duration:00:09:25

Ep. 27: “Modal dispositionalism and necessary perfect masks”, Barbara Vetter and Ralf Busse

2/2/2022
Support the show on Patreon to gain instant access to searchable, comment-on-able PDF scripts of all solo episodes! Your support will help to defray hosting and equipment costs and is very much appreciated. The focus of this episode is “Modal dispositionalism and necessary perfect masks”, by Barbara Vetter and Ralf Busse, forthcoming in Analysis. Link to the paper: https://academic.oup.com/analysis/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/analys/anab061/6511667?redirectedFrom=fulltext You can...

Duration:00:11:36

Ep. 26: "An Apology for Naturalized Metaphysics", James Ladyman (deep dive featuring the author!)

1/26/2022
Support the show on Patreon to gain instant access to searchable, comment-on-able PDF scripts of all solo episodes! Your support will help to defray hosting and equipment costs and is very much appreciated. For this episode, I’m joined by Professor James Ladyman to discuss his paper "An Apology for Naturalized Metaphysics", published in 2017 by Oxford University Press in Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science edited by Matthew Slater and Zanja Yudell. James is professor of philosophy at...

Duration:00:49:22

Ep. 25 "The Governing Conception of Laws", Nina Emery (deep dive featuring the author!)

12/22/2021
For this episode, I’m joined by Professor Nina Emery to discuss her paper “The Governing Conception of Laws", forthcoming in Ergo. Nina is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Mount Holyoak College. Nina is also the president-elect of the society for the metaphysics of science. Link to the paper: https://philarchive.org/archive/EMETGC More about Nina: http://www.ninaemery.org/ The Society for the Metaphysics of Science: https://socmetsci.org/ If you enjoyed the show, please rate and...

Duration:00:48:25

Ep. 24: “Going Beyond the Fundamental: Feminism in Contemporary Metaphysics”, Elizabeth Barnes

12/15/2021
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'll also now get access to PDF scripts of the solo 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:00:09:52

Ep. 23: "Governing Without a Fundamental Direction of Time", Chen and Goldstein

12/1/2021
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'll also now get access to PDF scripts of the solo 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:00:11:48

Ep. 22: "Aristotelian Supervenience", John Heil

11/3/2021
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'll also now get access to PDF scripts of the solo 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:00:11:24

Episode 21: "Causal Content and Global Laws: Grounding Modality in Experimental Practice", Jenann Ismael

10/27/2021
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'll also now get access to PDF scripts of the solo 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:00:10:22

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