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Structural Distinctions. Entities, structures and changes in science.

Cei, Angelo (2004) Structural Distinctions. Entities, structures and changes in science. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)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)
Cei, Angelo
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
Depositing User: Angelo Cei
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1949
Public Domain: No

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