Tuomas E. Tahko University of Helsinki
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University Lecturer (Associate Professor), Finnish Academy Research Fellow, and Docent in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. My specialization is contemporary analytic metaphysics, with an emphasis on methodological and epistemic issues: 'meta-metaphysics'. I also work at the interface of metaphysics and philosophy of science -- an area sometimes labelled as 'metaphysics of science'. Primary research interests include the metaphysics and epistemology of modality, essence, natural kinds, laws of nature, dependence, grounding, fundamentality, and a priori knowledge. Sometimes I identify myself as a neo-Aristotelian. I also have broader research interests in epistemology, philosophical logic, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and history of philosophy (Aristotle).