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Whence Ontological Structural Realism?

  • Juha Saatsi
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Abstract

I scrutinize (a) the alleged dichotomy between epistemic and ontological forms of structural realism, and (b) the considerations used to motivate the ontic variety over the epistemic. I argue that there’s nothing in the traditional realism debate that calls for ontological structural realism.

Keywords

Structural Realism Quantum Particle Spacetime Point Pessimistic Induction Standard Realism 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

I wish to thank Steven French and Angelo Cei for helpful correspondence.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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