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Structuralist approaches to Bohmian mechanics

Lorenzo Lorenzetti
2022 Synthese  
Thus, in this paper I will show how to articulate the structuralist approach to Bohmian Mechanics accordingly to the different standard versions of OSR, and I will evaluate these alternatives.  ...  Further, to characterize the nature of this structure, they appeal to the framework of Ontic Structural Realism (OSR), thereby proposing a structuralist interpretation of Bohmian mechanics.  ...  Acknowledgements I am very grateful to James Ladyman, Claudio Calosi, Christian Wüthrich, David Schroeren, Kit Fine and two anonymous referees for their helpful and insightful comments on different versions  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11229-022-03489-1 fatcat:xnydlvok7vfsxafcpndzn7clxa

A structuralistic semantics for ontology alignments

Christian Schäufler, Clemens Beckstein, Stefan Artmann
2011 International Semantic Web Conference  
Structuralistic Interpretation of Alignments A structuralistic interpretation of an ontology O (see [2] ) need not consist of just one undifferentiated domain D, but may consist of several domains D 1  ...  Each of the cases specifies a (maybe empty or unsatisfiable) additional precondition in the form of domain inclusions that have to be fulfilled for the alignment to have a model in the structuralistic  ... 
dblp:conf/semweb/SchauflerBA11 fatcat:qushohoqojeivpcnrj3rzh77hu

Structuralism and Its Ontology

Marc Gasser
2015 Ergo, An Open Access Journal of Philosophy  
no good way to articulate this distinction which is compatible with basic structuralist commitments.  ...  Such an ontology is often presented as a response to Benacerraf's "multiple reductions" problem, or motivated on hermeneutic grounds, as a faithful representation of the discourse and practice of mathematics  ...  Aside from clarifying the structuralist view, such a deflationary approach might serve to manage expectations concerning discernibility.  ... 
doi:10.3998/ergo.12405314.0002.001 fatcat:s24fxqxf3vbkhi5sn5h52zqgp4

Beyond the antinomies of structure: Levi-Strauss, Giddens, Bourdieu, and Sewell

Omar Lizardo
2010 Theory and society  
I show that by retaining Giddens' ontological focus, Sewell ends up with a notion of structure that is at its very core "anti-structuralist" or only structuralist in a weak sense.  ...  To demonstrate the-insurmountable-conceptual difficulties inherent in the ontological approach, I proceed by critically examining what I consider to be the most influential attempt to resolve the ambiguities  ...  Acknowledgments I would like to thank Ron Breiger, John Levi Martin, Michael Strand, and in particular the Theory and Society Ediros and reviewers for their very helpful comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11186-010-9125-1 fatcat:bs3t3o6apnhrhpcugfwocuycju

On Spacetime, Points, and Bare Particulars

Martin Schmidt
2008 Metaphysica  
One of them, Moderate structural realism, is considered to be the most adequate due its appropriate approach to spacetime metric and moderate view of mereological simples.  ...  However, it pushes the Substratum theory to dismiss primitive thisness as the only identity condition for bare particulars, but the paper argues that such elimination is a legitimate step.  ...  Sider for their e-mail replies that helped me to clarify the approach of MSR to bare particulars (Esfeld and Golosz) and expose some details of the proposal to identify spacetime points with bare particulars  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12133-008-0023-1 fatcat:6ohwa4hpcnhmvkewdavczhwrvm

Generalism and the Metaphysics of Ontic Structural Realism

David Glick
2018 British Journal for the Philosophy of Science  
Ontic structural realism (OSR) claims that all there is to the world is structure. But how can this slogan be turned into a worked-out metaphysics?  ...  I suggest instead that OSR should be construed as a meta-metaphysical position.  ...  This sort of radical holism is more akin to semantic holism than the ontological variety favored by structuralists.  ... 
doi:10.1093/bjps/axy008 fatcat:fd5mo5exurdq5fp2kwxkdxwz6i

A classification scheme for interpretations of Quantum Mechanics [article]

Gerd Christian Krizek
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We present a scheme to classify these different levels of a physical theory and apply it to Newtonian Mechanics and the interpretations of Quantum Mechanics.  ...  With this scheme, different interpretations of Quantum Mechanics can be compared concerning the formalism and the used conceptions, and it serves as a guidance to identify ontological entities and reality  ...  Sneed's structuralist approach The structuralist approach by Joseph Sneed is a continuation of the positivistic end of the semantic view.  ... 
arXiv:1707.00097v1 fatcat:ui7ehozljzen3ieaxda2in7h4q

Mathematical representation: playing a role

Kate Hodesdon
2013 Philosophical Studies  
I argue that attributing the features to an ontology of structural objects conflicts with claims often made by structuralists to the effect that their structuralist theses are versions of Quine's ontological  ...  Non-eliminative structuralism attributes these features to the particular ontology of mathematics.  ...  In doing so, I aim to show that it is possible to endorse the structuralist's good insights into mathematics, without being committed to a structuralist ontology.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11098-013-0160-4 fatcat:6guyix5r35cc3awsydj3swqxs4

Priority and Particle Physics: Ontic Structural Realism as a Fundamentality Thesis

K. McKenzie
2013 British Journal for the Philosophy of Science  
I would also like to extend my gratitude to Fabrice Correia, Steven French, Craig Garrett, Øystein Linnebo, Ray McKenzie, Al Wilson and three anonymous referees, all of whom were of the greatest assistance  ...  Acknowledgements This paper was written for the February 2011 conference of the University of Bristol's 'Foundations of Structuralism' project, and I would like to thank James Ladyman and everyone else  ...  But before I can assert any of that, of course, I need to clarify what commitment to essence involves, and to do so I will defer to a recent and useful survey article on contemporary approaches to ontological  ... 
doi:10.1093/bjps/axt017 fatcat:wcijhm3d2zgjvnilecno462fjy

Ontological diversity in urban self-organization: Complexity, critical realism and post-structuralism

Beitske Boonstra, Ward Rauws
2021 Planning Theory  
This article turns to the ontological dimension of urban self-organization and scrutinizes how a critical realist and a post-structuralist ontology inspire theoretical practices, analytical tendencies,  ...  With this contribution, we aim to create ontological self-awareness among planning scholars in studying urban self-organization and invite them to reflect on how their positions complement, deviate, and  ...  Acknowledgements We are much indebted to the four anonymous referees, as well as to Em. Prof. Dr. Jean Hillier and Prof. Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1473095221992392 fatcat:uqck2g5d75gmxfenglfh6776ty


2019 Journal of International Social Research  
In the course of these debates, constructivism as an approach in social theory emerged as a promising conception that can transcend the limitations of existing theoretical approaches deemed to be structuralist  ...  On this basis, constructivism claims to be a critical conception of society, which can challenge the taken-for-grantedness of social reality, give human agency its due role, and therefore provide a non-structuralist  ...  Thus, constructivism actually remains a structuralist approach and fails to present a conception of social reality as defined by the mutual constitution of structure and agency.  ... 
doi:10.17719/jisr.2019.3237 fatcat:4jpgjcc23ngajk6lk5brjkjkey

The ontology of quantum field theory: Structural realism vindicated?

David Glick
2016 Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A  
In response to this problem, I suggest that the structuralist should endorse pluralism about structure.  ...  In this paper I elicit a prediction from structural realism and compare it, not to a historical case, but to a contemporary scientific theory.  ...  be possible for the (epistemic) structural realist to posit an underlying non-structuralist ontology which supports the presence of multiple structures, the structuralist looking to QFT as a guide to  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.shpsa.2016.06.007 pmid:27692217 fatcat:2cz2xigmmngsdbwezi7yruvvsq

Ethics and politics after post-structuralism: Levinas, Derrida, Nancy

Vassilios Paipais
2014 Contemporary Political Theory  
In a paradoxical shift to a thinker who proposes a Heidegger-inspired return to the primacy of ontology as opposed to the Levinasian notion of the priority of the ethical relation, Fagan argues that post-structuralist  ...  Fagan sets out in Chapter 2 to demonstrate how Levinas' approach to politics, especially read through Otherwise than Being, introduces the idea of the Third not as a disruption, a failing or a limitation  ... 
doi:10.1057/cpt.2014.26 fatcat:exvyijwvfzbghehtrvw6s76w7q

Thinking about Research in Continuing Education: A Meta-theoretical Primer

Scott McLean
2013 Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education  
possible approaches to conducting research in continuing education.  ...  Third, the article poses a number of questions in order to encourage critical reflection about continuing education research.  ...  For example, many feminist writers take an interpretive humanist approach to conducting research (i.e., using qualitative methods to understand women's experience), but embrace a radical structuralist  ... 
doi:10.21225/d51s4v fatcat:tgqmw4yzrzesnf23cneuiigwxa

Naturalist Structuralism's Aporia? Essentialism, Indeterminacy, and Nostalgia – a response to Paul Livingston

Samuel C. Wheeler III
2010 Konturen  
This essay argues that what Livingston calls the "structuralist" project, combined with a naturalistic, external approach to language, does not in fact lead to a paradoxical failure to match lived language  ...  Davidson abandons the conventionalist conception of language but retains the "structuralist" conception of language, as captured by a truth-definition.  ...  The naturalist, empiricist approach to language, that takes a structuralist approach to language misses something every language-user experiences. 8 Livingston's project is to diagnose what has gone  ... 
doi:10.5399/uo/konturen.2.1.1316 fatcat:hrydgztyhrd4xdqdbq6tthdgju
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