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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Aristotle on Perceiving Objects A discussion of Anna Marmodoro's book Anna Marmodoro, Ophelia Deroy, Richard Sorabji, Rowland Stout 14 May 2015
2 Two Concepts of Emergence Timothy O'Connor (Indiana) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series. Tim O'Connor 07 May 2014
3 Creative Commons Processes and Powers John Dupré (Exeter) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series John Dupré 07 May 2014
4 Creative Commons Powers: Necessity and Neighbourhoods Neil Williams (Buffalo University) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series Neil Williams 07 May 2014
5 Creative Commons A Platonic Theory of Truthmaking Berman (St Louis Univ.) lays out and defends a platonic explanation of non-modal and modal truths using Forms as their truthmakers. He argues that this platonic theory is parsimonious, naturalistic, and ontologically serious. Scott Berman 06 Mar 2012
6 Creative Commons Objective and Subjective Powers and Dispositions Kistler (Sorbonne) introduces a distinction between powers and dispositions: A 'multi-track disposition' manifests itself in different ways Mi in different triggering circumstances Ti. Max Kistler 06 Mar 2012
7 Creative Commons Limitations of Power Bird (Bristol) warns against overextending the case for a powers ontology, arguing that it cannot answer typical questions outside fundamental metaphysics, for example concerning the analysis of causal statements. Alexander Bird 15 Feb 2012
8 Creative Commons Mutual Manifestations and Martin's Two Triangles Mumford (Nottingham) argues that although superior to a stimulus-response model, Martin's mutual manifestation model must be amended to resemble less mereological composition and more causation. Stephen Mumford 15 Feb 2012
9 Creative Commons Identity, Individuality and Discernibility Ladyman (Bristol) explains the recent debates about the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles and results about weak discernibility. He considers their implications for structuralism and the light they shed on ontological dependence. James Ladyman 15 Feb 2012
10 Creative Commons Relational vs. Constituent Ontologies Van Inwagen (Notre Dame) argues that relational ontologies (denying properties can be constituents of particulars) are preferable to constituent ontologies (holding properties are constituents of the particulars that have them). Peter Van Inwagen 15 Feb 2012
11 Creative Commons Is causation a relation? Jacobs (St. Louis Univ.) explores the view that between a substance and its power, on one hand, and the result of the substance manifesting its power, there is no relation at all. Thus, causal, relational truths have non-relational ontological grounds. Jonathan Jacobs 15 Feb 2012
12 2011 Lecture 3: The Stoic Way of Life Third lecture in the 2011 John Locke Lecture Series. John Cooper 06 Jul 2011
13 2011 Lecture 2: Aristotle's Philosophy as Two Ways of Life Second lecture in the 2011 John Locke Lecture Series. John Cooper 06 Jul 2011
14 2011 Lecture 1: Philosophy in Antiquity as a Way of Life Part of the 2011 John Locke Lecture Series; this year presented by Professor John Cooper, Princeton University, on 'Ancient Greek Philosophies as a Way of Life'. John Cooper 06 Jul 2011