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Towards a Structuralist Elimination of Properties

valiaallori, Valia (2021) Towards a Structuralist Elimination of Properties. [Preprint]


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Scientific realists investigate the ontology of the world and explain the observed phenomena by using our best fundamental physical theories. These theories describe the behavior of fundamental objects in terms of their fundamental properties, which determine their behavior. This paper is the natural companion of another paper in which I propose an alternative to this traditional account of metaphysics, according to which fundamental objects have no other fundamental property than the one needed to specify their nature. In that paper I argue that my view fares better than the traditional metaphysics both in the classical and in the quantum domain. In this paper I compare my view to structuralism. After discussing how my proposal shares many motivations with structuralism, I argue in which ways I think it is superior.

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Item Type: Preprint
valiaallori, Valiavaliaallori@fastmail.com0000-0002-8144-8549
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr Valia Allori
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2022 14:54
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2022 14:54
Item ID: 21436
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2021

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