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From Ontic Structural Realism to Metaphysical Coherentism

Morganti, Matteo (2018) From Ontic Structural Realism to Metaphysical Coherentism. [Preprint]

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The present paper argues that the typical structuralist claims according to which invariances, symmetries and the like are fundamental – especially in quantum physics – are best understood not in terms of physical relations being fundamental, but rather in terms of ‘metaphysical coherentism’ – the view according to which object-like parts of reality exhibit symmetric relations of ontological dependence. The coherentist perspective is developed in some detail and contrasted with extant varieties of structuralism and holism.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Morganti, Matteomatteo.morganti@uniroma3.it
Additional Information: Penultimate draft of a paper forthcoming in European Journal for Philosophy of Science
Keywords: ontic structural realism; metaphysical coherentism; quantum mechanics
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Matteo Morganti
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 15:43
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 15:43
Item ID: 15063
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15063

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