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metaphysics

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Modal Epistemology and the Formal Identity of Intellect and Object A defence of the Formal Identity Thesis and of the immateriality of the human intellect, based on specifically epistemological arguments about our knowledge of necessary or essential truths, including especially essential truths about value. Robert Koons 27 Feb 2018
2 Hylomorphism, natural science, mind and God Howard Robinson argues that the early moderns were right to think that Aristotelian or scholastic hylomorphism was inconsistent with modern science. Howard Robinson 27 Feb 2018
3 Dependent Powerful Qualities and Grounded Downward Causation David Yates argues that some physically realised qualitative properties have their causal roles solely in virtue of being the qualities they are, and not in virtue of the powers bestowed by their physical realizers on a given occasion. David yates 27 Feb 2018
4 A Biologically Informed Hylomorphism Utilising recent advances in developmental biology, Christopher Austin argues that the hylomorphic framework is an empirically adequate and conceptually rich explanatory schema with which to model the nature of organisms. Christopher J Austin 27 Feb 2018
5 Hylomorphic Structure, Emergence, and Supervenience William Jaworski argues why the hylomorphic structure is the best (and perhaps only) thing that can explain the persistence of individuals that change their matter over time. William Jaworski 27 Feb 2018
6 Aristotle on Perceiving Objects A discussion of Anna Marmodoro's book Anna Marmodoro, Ophelia Deroy, Richard Sorabji, Rowland Stout 14 May 2015
7 Creative Commons Doing Away With Dispositions: Towards a Law-Based Account of Modality in Science Stephen French (Leeds) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies series. Stephen French 18 Feb 2014
8 Creative Commons The Fundamentality of the Familiar Nick Jones, University of Birmingham, gives a talk in which he appeal to an examination of the explanatory role of ordinary macroscopic objects to argue that some of them are metaphysically fundamental. Nick Jones 18 Feb 2014
9 Creative Commons Aristotle's Dynamics in Physics VII 5: the Importance of Being Conditional Henry Mendell (California State) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontologies series Henry Mendell 18 Feb 2014
10 Creative Commons Aristotle on the Happiness of the City Don Morison (Rice) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontology series. Don Morison 18 Feb 2014
11 Creative Commons Can We Make Sense of Metaphysical Knowledge? Claudine Tiercelin (Collège de France) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies series. Claudine Tiercelin 18 Feb 2014
12 Creative Commons The Metaphysics of Rovelli's Relational Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Mauro Dorato (University of Rome) gives a talk for the Metaphysics of Relations Conference, held on 3rd-5th October 2012 in University of London. Mauro Dorato 12 Dec 2012
13 Creative Commons Causal Relations John Heil (Washington University in St. Louis) gives a talk for the Metaphysics of Relations Conference, held on 3rd-5th October 2012 in University of London. John Heil 12 Dec 2012
14 Creative Commons External Relations, Causal Coincidence and Contingency Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin) gives a talk for the Metaphysics of Relations Conference, held on 3rd-5th October 2012 in University of London. Peter Simons 12 Dec 2012
15 Relations All The Way Down? Stephen Mumford (Nottingham University) gives a talk for the Metaphysics of Relations Conference, held on 3rd-5th October 2012 in University of London. Co-written by Sebastian Briceno. Stephen Mumford 12 Dec 2012
16 Positionalism Revisited Maureen Donnelly (SUNY at Buffalo) gives a talk for the Metaphysics of Relations Conference, held on 3rd-5th October 2012 in University of London. Maureen Donnelly 12 Dec 2012
17 There Are (Probably) No Relations Jonathan Lowe (University of Durham) gives a talk for the Metaphysics of Relations Conference, held on 3rd-5th October 2012 in University of London. Jonathan Lowe 12 Dec 2012
18 Creative Commons Galen and the Ontology of Powers Jim Hankinson (University of Texas at Austin) gives a talk for the Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquit conference, held at Corpus Christi College on 21st-22 September 2012. Jim Hankinson 12 Dec 2012
19 Creative Commons Immanent Intelligence and the Natural Faculties in Galen Brooke Holmes (Princeton University) gives a talk for the Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquit conference, held at Corpus Christi College on 21st-22 September 2012. Brooke Holmes 12 Dec 2012
20 Creative Commons On Weakness/Strength and Sickness/Health in Ancient Daoist Philosophy Hans-Georg Moeller (University College Cork), gives a talk for the Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquit conference, held at Corpus Christi College on 21st-22 September 2012. Hans-Georg Moeller 12 Dec 2012
21 Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquity Philip van der Ejik gives a talk for the Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquit conference, held at Corpus Christi College on 21st-22 September 2012. Philip van der Ejik 12 Dec 2012
22 Creative Commons A Determinable-based Account of Metaphysical Indeterminacy Jessica Wilson (University of Toronto) gives a talk for the Metaphysics of Relations Conference, held at Senate House, University of London on 3rd-5th October 2012. Jessica Wilson 12 Dec 2012
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 Creative Commons Some Fundamental Facts about the Infinite Professor Adrian Moore delivers a lecture on the concept of the infinite, a concept with deep philosophical implications. This lecture was given in St Hugh's College as part of the St Hugh's Special Lecture Series. Adrian Moore 14 May 2010
31 Creative Commons Metaphysics and Epistemology Metaphysics and Epistemology: what exists, what is its nature and how can we acquire knowledge of it? Marianne Talbot 09 Jan 2009
32 Adrian Moore on Metaphysics Adrian Moore, Professor of Philosophy at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, explores the definition and origin of metaphysics, and then discusses some of the enduring metaphysical questions. Adrian Moore, Oliver Lewis 12 Sep 2008
33 Adrian Moore on Metaphysics Adrian Moore, Professor of Philosophy at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, explores the definition and origin of metaphysics, and then discusses some of the enduring metaphysical questions. Adrian Moore, Oliver Lewis 12 Sep 2008