Tuomas E. Tahko

Person

    Research areas

  • 611 Philosophy - Metaphysics, Epistemology, Modality, Realism, Natural Kinds, Essentialism, Metametaphysics, A Priori Knowledge, Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Mind, Philosopical Methodology, Metaphilosophy

Description of research and teaching

My primary areas of specialization are contemporary analytic metaphysics with an emphasis on methodological issues and metaphysics of science, but I have broad interests in epistemology, philosophical logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and history of philosophy (Aristotle). I have published on topics such as the metaphysics and epistemology of modality, natural kinds, laws of nature, fundamentality, grounding, counterfactuals, a priori and a posteriori knowledge, law of non-contradiction, logical truth, vagueness, composition, truthmaking, and Aristotelian metaphysics. 

 

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Education information

Durham University
Ph.D. in Philosophy 2005 - 08
Dissertation: "The Necessity of Metaphysics"
Advisor: E. J. Lowe

University of Helsinki
M.A., B.A. in Theoretical Philosophy 2002 - 05
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Further information on the affiliationUniversity Lecturer, Academy Research Fellow, Docent in Theoretical Philosophy

Curriculum Vitae

Highlighted publications

  1. Disentangling Nature's Joints

    Tahko, T., 2017, Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science. Simpson, W. M. R., Koons, R. C. & Teh, N. J. (eds.). Routledge, p. 147-166 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  2. Accepted/In press

    The Epistemology of Essence

    Tahko, T. E., 2017, (Accepted/In press) Ontology, Modality, Mind: Themes from the Metaphysics of E. J. Lowe. Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  3. Fundamentality and Ontological Minimality

    Tahko, T. E., 2018, Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality. Bliss, R. & Priest, G. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 237-253 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  4. Moderately naturalistic metaphysics

    Morganti, M. & Tahko, T. E., Jul 2017, In : Synthese. 194, 7, p. 2557-2580 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  5. The Modal Status of Laws: In Defence of a Hybrid View

    Tahko, T. E., Jul 2015, In : Philosophical Quarterly. 65, 260, p. 509-528 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  6. Natural Kind Essentialism Revisited

    Tahko, T. E., Jul 2015, In : Mind. 124, 495, p. 795-822 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  7. Introduction to Metametaphysics

    Tahko, T. E., 12 Nov 2015, Cambridge University Press. 268 p. (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  8. Empirically-Informed Modal Rationalism

    Tahko, T. E., 2017, Modal Epistemology After Rationalism. Fischer, R. W. & Leon, F. (eds.). Springer, p. 29-45 17 p. (Synthese Library)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  9. Minimal Truthmakers

    O'Conaill, D. & Tahko, T. E., 1 Jun 2016, In : Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. 97, 2, p. 228-244 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  10. Boring Infinite Descent

    Tahko, T. E., 2014, In : Metaphilosophy. 45, 2, p. 257-269 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  11. Truth-Grounding and Transitivity

    Tahko, T. E., Dec 2013, In : Thought: A Journal of Philosophy. 2, 4, p. 332-340 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  12. Soames's Deflationism About Modality

    Tahko, T. E., Dec 2013, In : Erkenntnis. 78, 6, p. 1367-1379 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  13. Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics

    Tahko, T., 2012, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 276 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

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Highlighted activities

  1. Dynamis: The Finnish Network for Metaphysics (External organisation)

    Tahko, T. E. (Board member)
    21 Dec 2012 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

  2. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Tahko, T. E. (Visiting researcher)
    1 Jan 201229 Jun 2012

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

  3. Department of Philosophy, New York University

    Tahko, T. E. (Visiting researcher)
    1 Mar 201130 May 2011

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

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Highlighted prizes

  1. ERC Consolidator Grant

    Tuomas E. Tahko (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Highlighted projects

  1. Essential Knowledge: The Metaphysical Foundations of Scientific Realism

    Tahko, T. E.

    SUOMEN AKATEMIA

    01/09/201331/08/2018

    Project: Research project

  2. The Epistemology of Metaphysics: From Rationalism to Nominalism

    Tahko, T. E., Keinänen, M., O'Conaill, D. & Mattila, S.

    Academy of Finland

    01/09/201431/08/2018

    Project: Research project

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Education

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