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Humean Perspectives on Structural Realism

Lyre, Holger (2009) Humean Perspectives on Structural Realism. [Preprint]

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    The paper is a kind of opinionated review paper on current issues in the debate about Structural Realism, roughly the view that we should be committed in the structural rather than object-like content of our best current scientific theories. The major thesis in the first part of the paper is that Structural Realism has to take structurally derived intrinsic properties into account, while in the second part key elements of aligning Structural Realism with a Humean framework are outlined.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Structural Realism, properties, Humeanism, laws
    Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Depositing User: Holger Lyre
    Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4574
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4574

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