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The physical world as a blob: is OSR really realism?

Dorato, Mauro (2015) The physical world as a blob: is OSR really realism? [Preprint]

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This paper is critical review of Steven French's The Structure of the World: Metaphysics & Representation (OUP, 2014). My main point is that French's version of OSR navigates between the Scilla of Tegmark’s Pitagoreanism (2008) and the Caribdi of “blobobjectivism” (Horgan and Potrč 2008), namely the claim that the whole physical universe is a single concrete structurally complex but partless cosmos (a “blob”).


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Item Type: Preprint
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Dorato, Mauro
Keywords: Ontic Structural Realism, Laws, Group structural Realism, Object
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Mauro Dorato
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 12:26
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 12:26
Item ID: 11698
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 30 September 2015
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11698

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