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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
Saunders, Simon
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 15:10
Item ID: 462
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: August 2001

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