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Abrams, Marshall (2016) Imprecise probability and biological fitness. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Allori, Valia (2017) A New Argument for the Nomological Interpretation of the Wave Function: The Galilean Group and the Classical Limit of Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics. [Preprint]

Allori, Valia (2017) Scientific Realism and Primitive Ontology Or: The Pessimistic Induction and the Nature of the Wave Function. [Preprint]

Allori, Valia (2016) Scientific Realism and Primitive Ontology. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Ardourel, Vincent and Guay, Alexandre (2017) Why is the transference theory of causation insuffcient? The challenge of the Aharonov-Bohm effect. [Preprint]

Arenhart, Jonas R. B. (2017) Does weak discernibility determine metaphysics? THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 32 (1). pp. 109-125. ISSN 2171-679X

Arsenijevic, Milos (2016) Truth and the Open Future: The Solution to Aristotle's Sea Battle Challenge with the Principle of Bivalence Retained. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Austin, Christopher J. (2017) A Biologically Informed Hylomorphism. [Preprint]

Austin, Christopher J. (2016) Evo-Devo: A Science of Dispositions. [Preprint]

Austin, Christopher J. (2016) The Ontology of Organisms: Mechanistic Modules or Patterned Processes? [Preprint]

Austin, Christopher J. and Nuño de la Rosa, Laura (2018) Dispositional Properties in Evo-Devo. [Preprint]


Baker, David John (2016) Does String Theory Posit Extended Simples? Philosopher's Imprint, 16 (18).

Baker, David John (2014) Some Consequences of Physics for the Comparative Metaphysics of Quantity. [Preprint]

Baron, Samuel and Evans, Peter W. (2017) What's So Spatial About Time Anyway? [Preprint]

Beard, Alex and Colombo, Matteo and Wright, Cory (2017) The Heuristic Identity Theory and Brain Reward Function: A Case of Mistaken Identity Theory. [Preprint]

Beebe, Michael (2017) Is 'function' a Deontic Modal Word? [Preprint]

Boissinot, P. (2017) Why archaeology, in all of its components, is a social science. Palethnologie, 9. pp. 86-94.


Candiotto, Laura (2017) The reality of relations. [Preprint]

Carroll, La Shun L. (2017) A Comprehensive Definition of Technology from an Ethological Perspective. Social Sciences, 6 (4). p. 126. ISSN 2076-0760

Chen, Eddy Keming (2017) An Intrinsic Theory of Quantum Mechanics: Progress in Field's Nominalistic Program, Part I. [Preprint]

Chiu, Lynn and Eberl, Gérard (2016) Microorganisms as Scaffolds of Host Individuality: An Eco-Immunity Account of the Holobiont (pre-proof). [Preprint]

Cirkovic, Milan M. (2016) Anthropic arguments outside of cosmology and string theory. [Preprint]

Cirkovic, Milan M. and Dimitrijevic, Jelena (2016) Putting the cart before the horse: co-evolution of the universe and observers as an explanatory hypothesis. [Preprint]

Conitzer, Vincent (2018) A Puzzle about Further Facts. Erkenntnis. ISSN 0165-0106

Cuffaro, Michael E. (2018) Causality and Complementarity in Kant, Hermann, and Bohr. [Preprint]

Currie, Adrian (2016) The Mystery of the Triceratops's Mother: How to be a realist about the species category. [Preprint]


De Haro, Sebastian (2017) Spacetime and Physical Equivalence. In: UNSPECIFIED.

De Haro, Sebastian and Butterfield, Jeremy (2017) A Schema for Duality, Illustrated by Bosonization. [Preprint]

Dewar, Neil (2018) Algebraic structuralism. [Preprint]

Dewar, Neil (2017) Interpretation and equivalence; or, equivalence and interpretation. [Preprint]

Dewar, Neil (2016) Sophistication about symmetries. [Preprint]

DiFrisco, James (2017) Kinds of Biological Individuals: Sortals, Projectibility, and Selection. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

Driessen, Alfred (2016) The Role of Philosophy as a Guide in Complex Scientific and Technological Processes. [Preprint]

Dunlap, Lucas (2016) Shakespeare's Free Lunch: A Critique of the D-CTC Solution to the Knowledge Paradox. [Preprint]

de Haro, Sebastian and Butterfield, Jeremy (2017) A Schema for Duality, Illustrated by Bosonization. [Preprint]


Egg, Matthias (2016) The Physical Salience of Non-Fundamental Local Beables. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. ISSN 1355-2198

Esfeld, Michael (2017) Super-Humeanism: the Canberra plan for physics. [Preprint]

Esfeld, Michael (2017) ‘Thing’ and ‘non-thing’ ontologies. [Preprint]

Esfeld, Michael (2017) Why determinism in physics has no implications for free will. [Preprint]

Esfeld, Michael and Deckert, Dirk-André (2018) Authors’ Response: the virtues of minimalism in ontology and epistemology. [Preprint]


Farr, Matt (2016) Causation and Time Reversal. [Preprint]

Fenton-Glynn, Luke (2016) Probabilistic Actual Causation. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Ferner, Adam and Pradeu, Thomas (2017) Ontologies of Living Beings. Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology, 9 (4).

Filomeno, Aldo (2016) Fundamentality, Effectiveness and Objectivity of Gauge Symmetries. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science.

Franklin, Alexander and Knox, Eleanor (2017) Emergence Without Limits: the Case of Phonons. [Preprint]

French, Steven (2016) Beefing Up Recipe Realism: Stir a Pinch of Metaphysics into the Pot. [Preprint]

Friebe, Cord (2018) Metaphysics of laws and ontology of time. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 33 (1). pp. 77-89. ISSN 2171-679X


Glick, David (2016) Swapping something real. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Gomori, Marton and Szabo, Laszlo E. (2017) On the Persistence of the Electromagnetic Field. [Preprint]

Guay, Alexandre and Pradeu, Thomas (2017) Right out of the box: How to situate metaphysics of science in relation to other metaphysical approaches. Synthese. ISSN 1573-0964

Gábor, Hofer-Szabó (2016) How human and nature shake hands: the role of no-conspiracy in physical theories. [Preprint]


Healey, Richard (2016) A pragmatist view of the metaphysics of entanglement. [Preprint]

Hemmo, Meir and Shenker, Orly R. (2016) A physicalist account of multiple realizability in the special sciences. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Hicks, Michael (2018) What Everyone Should Say About Symmetries (And Why Humeans Get to Say It). [Preprint]

Hicks, Michael Townsen (2017) Dynamic Humeanism. [Preprint]

Huggett, Nick (2014) Reading the Past in the Present. [Preprint]

Husmann, Julian and Näger, Paul M. (2018) Physical Composition by Bonding. [Preprint]


Jaag, Siegfried and Loew, Christian (2018) Making best systems best for us. [Preprint]

Juan, Villacrés (2018) Ontological Motivation in Obtaining Certain Quantum Equations: A Case for Panexperientialism. [Preprint]


Kastner, Ruth (2016) Is There Really "Retrocausation" in Time-Symmetric Approaches to Quantum Mechanics? [Preprint]

Kastner, Ruth and Kauffman, Stuart and Epperson, Michael (2017) Taking Heisenberg's Potentia Seriously. [Preprint]

Krzanowski, Roman (2017) Minimal Information Structural Realism. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Krzanowski, Roman (2016) Towards a Formal Ontology of Information Selected Ideas of Krzysztof Turek. Zagadnienia Filozofoczne w Nauce (LXI). pp. 23-53. ISSN 0867-8286


Le Bihan, Baptiste (2018) Priority Monism Beyond Spacetime. [Preprint]

Lean, Christopher (2017) Preserving the Tree of Life. [Preprint]

Lewis, Cory (2018) The Domain Relativity of Evolutionary Contingency. [Preprint]

Lewis, Peter J. (2017) Inferring particles. [Preprint]

List, Christian (2017) Levels: descriptive, explanatory, and ontological. [Preprint]

List, Christian and Menzies, Peter (2014) My brain made me do it: The exclusion argument against free will, and what’s wrong with it. [Preprint]

Livengood, Jonathan (2017) Counting Experiments. [Preprint]

Loew, Christian (2017) The Asymmetry of Counterfactual Dependence. [Preprint]

Loew, Christian (2016) Boltzmannian Immortality. [Preprint]

Lohse, Simon (2017) Pragmatism, Ontology, and Philosophy of the Social Sciences in Practice. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 47 (1). pp. 3-27.

Lombardi, Olimpia and Dieks, Dennis (2014) Particles in a Quantum Ontology of Properties. [Preprint]

Ludwig, David (2017) "Letting go of 'Natural Kind'. Towards a Multidimensional Framework of Non-Arbitrary Classification" Philosophy of Science. [Preprint]

Lutz, Sebastian (2017) Armchair Philosophy Naturalized. [Preprint]

Lutz, Sebastian (2017) Newman’s Objection is Dead; Long Live Newman’s Objection! [Preprint]

López-Corredoira, Martín (2016) Against free will in the contemporary natural sciences. Free Will: Interpretations, Implementations and Assessments.


Martens, Niels C M (2017) Regularity Comparativism about Mass in Newtonian Gravity. [Preprint]

Martínez, Manolo (2017) Synergic Kinds. [Preprint]

Maxwell, Nicholas (2018) Aim-Oriented Empiricism and the Metaphysics of Science. [Preprint]

Maxwell, Nicholas (2016) Can Scientific Method Help Us Create a Wiser World? Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology. 147-161.. ISSN 9781472442222

Maxwell, Nicholas (2012) In Praise of Natural Philosophy: A Revolution for Thought and Life. Philosophia, 40 (4). pp. 705-715.

Maxwell, Nicholas (2018) Misunderstanding Understanding Scientific Progress. [Preprint]

Maxwell, Nicholas (2016) Relativity Theory may not have the last Word on the Nature of Time: Quantum Theory and Probabilism. [Preprint]

Maxwell, Nicholas (2015) What’s Wrong With Aim-Oriented Empiricism? Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum, 3 (2). pp. 5-31. ISSN 2228-2009

McCoy, C.D. (2017) An Objectivist’s Guide to Objective Chance. [Preprint]

McCoy, C.D. (2018) On Classical Motion. Philosophers' Imprint, 18 (9). pp. 1-19.

McCoy, C.D. and Callender, Craig (2017) Time in Cosmology. [Preprint]

McKenzie, Kerry (2017) Against Brute Fundamentalism. [Preprint]

McKenzie, Kerry (2016) Looking Forward, Not Back: Supporting Structuralism in the Present. [Preprint]

McKenzie, Kerry (2017) Ontic Structural Realism. [Preprint]

McKenzie, Kerry (2017) Structuralism in the Idiom of Determination. [Preprint]

McKenzie, Kerry and Muller, F.A. (2017) Bound states and the Special Composition Question. [Preprint]

McQueen, Kelvin J. and Vaidman, Lev (2018) In defence of the self-location uncertainty account of probability in the many-worlds interpretation. [Preprint]

Millstein, Roberta L. (2016) Is Aldo Leopold's ‘Land Community’ an Individual? [Preprint]

Molter, Daniel (2016) On Mushroom Individuality. [Preprint]

Myrvold, Wayne C. (2017) How Could Relativity be Anything Other Than Physical? [Preprint]

Myrvold, Wayne C. (2018) Ontology of Relativistic Collapse Theories. [Preprint]

Myrvold, Wayne C. and Albert, David Z. and Callender, Craig and Ismael, Jenann (2016) Book Symposium: David Albert, After Physics. UNSPECIFIED.


Norton, Joshua (2017) Incubating a Future Metaphysics: Quantum Gravity. [Preprint]


Oldofredi, Andrea and Esfeld, Michael Andreas (2018) On the possibility of a realist ontological commitment in quantum mechanics. [Preprint]

Osimani, Barbara (2014) Causing something to be one way rather than another: Genetic Information, causal specificity and the relevance of linear order. Kybernetes, 43 (6). pp. 865-881.


Pashby, Thomas (2016) How Do Things Persist? Location Relations in Physics and the Metaphysics of Persistence. Dialectica, 70 (3). pp. 269-309.

Peterson, Daniel (2017) Do Time-Asymmetric Laws call for Time-Asymmetric Spacetime Structure? [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2018) Equivalent Theories and Changing Hamiltonian Observables in General Relativity. Foundations of Physics.

Pradeu, Thomas (2016) Organisms or biological individuals? Combining physiological and evolutionary individuality. Biology and Philosophy, 31 (6). pp. 797-817.

Pradeu, Thomas (2016) The many faces of biological individuality. Biology and Philosophy, 31 (6). pp. 761-773.

Price, Huw and Liu, Yang (2017) "Click!" Bait for Causalists. [Preprint]

Psillos, Stathis (2016) Laws and Powers in the Frame of Nature. [Preprint]


ROVELLI, Carlo (2017) "Space is blue and birds fly through it". [Preprint]

Reutlinger, Alexander (2016) Does the Counterfactual Theory of Explanation Apply to Non-Causal Explanations in Metaphysics? [Preprint]

Reutlinger, Alexander and Andersen, Holly (2016) Abstract versus Causal Explanations? [Preprint]

Reutlinger, Alexander and Saatsi, Juha (2017) Introduction: Scientific Explanation Beyond Causation. [Preprint]

Ribeiro, Cláudia (2015) Unjustified Criticism of Metaphysics. Lato Sensu, revue de la Société de philosophie des sciences, 2 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2295-8029

Romero, Gustavo E. (2014) PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES ABOUT BLACK HOLES. Advances in Black Holes Research. pp. 27-58. ISSN 978-1-63463-168-6

Rosaler, Joshua (2016) Reduction as an A Posteriori Relation. In: UNSPECIFIED.


Saatsi, Juha (2017) Scientific Realism meets Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics. [Preprint]

Saatsi, Juha and Reutlinger, Alexander (2017) Taking Reductionism to the Limit: How to Rebut the Anti-Reductionist Argument from Infinite Limits. [Preprint]

Saunders, Simon (2016) Chance in the Everett interpretation. [Preprint]

Saunders, Simon (2013) Indistinguishability. [Preprint]

Saunders, Simon (2010) Many Worlds: an introduction. [Preprint]

Saunders, Simon (2013) Rethinking Newton's Principia. [Preprint]

Schroeren, David (2018) The Metaphysics of Invariance. [Preprint]

Shenker, Orly R. (2016) A reductive physicalist account of the autonomy of psychology. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Skrzypulec, Błażej (2017) Vision, Olfaction, and the Unity of Senses. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Spencer, Quayshawn (2016) In Defense of the Actual Metaphysics of Race. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Sterrett, S (2017) Theory of Dimensions. [Preprint]

Sterrett, S. G. (2016) Relations Between Units and Relations Between Quantities. [Preprint]

Suárez, Mauricio (2016) The Chances of Propensities. [Preprint]

Suárez, Mauricio (2017) PHYSICAL CHANCE. [Preprint]


Taylor, Henry (2018) Emotions, Concepts and the Indeterminacy of Natural Kinds. [Preprint]

Thebault, Karim P Y (2018) The Problem of Time. [Preprint]

Tiercelin, Claudine (2016) La métaphysique et les sciences. Les nouveaux enjeux. Lato Sensu, revue de la Société de philosophie des sciences, 3 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2295-8029


Uchii, Soshichi (2017) Leibniz's Ultimate Theory. [Preprint]


Vassallo, Antonio and Deckert, Dirk-André and Esfeld, Michael (2016) Relationalism about mechanics based on a minimalist ontology of matter. [Preprint]

Vassallo, Antonio and Esfeld, Michael (2016) Leibnizian relationalism for general relativistic physics. [Preprint]

Viebahn, Emanuel (2018) Presentism, eternalism and where things are located. [Preprint]


Waters, C. Kenneth (2018) Ask Not "What is an Individual?". [Preprint]

Winning, Jason (2018) Mechanistic Causation and Constraints: Perspectival Parts and Powers, Non-Perspectival Modal Patterns. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

Winters, Anrew M. (2016) Moving Beyond Unification and Modeling: A Reconsideration of Radically Naturalized Metaphysics. Lato Sensu, revue de la Société de philosophie des sciences, 3 (1). pp. 52-58. ISSN 2295-8029

Wright, Aaron S. (2017) Fresnel's Laws, ceteris paribus. [Preprint]

Wuthrich, Christian (2018) When the actual world is not even possible. [Preprint]

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