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Author: Sam Kimpton-Nye

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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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 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)
 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)
 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)
 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 (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)
 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)
 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)
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)
 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)
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 on Twitter and there's even an Instagram page. Thanks for listening!    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)
 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/axy044More about Tuomas: https://www.ttahko.net/The MetaScience project: https://metascience.xyz/ 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)
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-thomassonAmie 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 page. Thanks for listening!   Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)
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/10.1086/705475More about Mike: https://www.townsenhicks.com/The FraMEPhys project: https://framephys.org/ 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)
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)
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-ValueAlso: http://shamik.net/papers/dasgupta%20realism%20and%20the%20absence%20of%20value.pdfIf 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)
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/s11229-021-03257-7More on Toby Friend: https://sites.google.com/view/tobyfriendSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)
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=fulltextSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)
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=imageSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)
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-xSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)
The focus of this episode is Justin Garson’s article "There Are No Ahistorical Theories of Function" published in Philosophy of Science in 2019.    Link: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/705472 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)
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.12597Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CondensedMatter)
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