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Structural Realism, Again

Saunders, Simon (2001) Structural Realism, Again. [Preprint]

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    The paper defends a view of structural realism similar to that of French and Ladyman, although it differs from theirs in an important respect: I do not take indistinguishabiity of particles in quantum mechanics to have the significance they think it has. It also differs from Cao's view of structural realism, criticized in my "Critical Notice: Cao's `The Conceptual Development of 20th Century Field Theories".


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Structural Realism, Cao, Objecthood, indistinguishability, French, Ladyman, quantum field theory, problem of measurement.
    Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Depositing User: Simon W. Saunders
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 462
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/462

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