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Structural Distinctions. Entities, structures and changes in science.

Cei, Angelo (2004) Structural Distinctions. Entities, structures and changes in science. In: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract. I argue that pessimistic meta-induction (PMI) seems to point an ontological priority of the relations over the objects of the scientific theories of the kind suggested by French and Ladyman (French and Ladyman 2003). My strategy will involve a critical examination of epistemic structural realism (ESR) and historical case-study: the prediction of Zeeman’s effect in Lorentz’s theory of electron.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: scientific realism; ontic structural realism; changes in science; Lorentz theory of electron; Zeeman effect;
    Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
    General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Conferences and Volumes: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Angelo Cei
    Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1949
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1949

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