The structure in Th. Sider’s ontological realism: multiplicity and scale relativity. January 2016.
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The concept of structure is widely used both in analytic metaphysics (Sider, Lewis) and in current philosophy of science (see especially structural realism). I attempt here to compare and contrast them by arguing that Th. Sider’s ontological realism (2009, 2011) assumption of the unitary structure is not warranted when analyzed from the perspective of scientific metaphysics. I adopt here a version of scientific realism, the rainforest realism, inspired from ontic structural realism, see Ladyman et al (2007). I argue that the quantifier invariantism and consequently the concept of structure is relative to scale. I argue for a scale relative ontological realism that is different from Sider’s, but follows closely its lines. This entails a form of ontological pluralism that Sider refuted.
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	title = {The structure in {Th}. {Sider}’s ontological realism: multiplicity and scale relativity},
	abstract = {The concept of structure is widely used both in analytic metaphysics (Sider, Lewis) and in current philosophy of science (see especially structural realism). I attempt here to compare and contrast them by arguing that Th. Sider’s ontological realism (2009, 2011) assumption of the unitary structure is not warranted when analyzed from the perspective of scientific metaphysics. I adopt here a version of scientific realism, the rainforest realism, inspired from ontic structural realism, see Ladyman et al (2007). I argue that the quantifier invariantism and consequently the concept of structure is relative to scale. I argue for a scale relative ontological realism that is different from Sider’s, but follows closely its lines. This entails a form of ontological pluralism that Sider refuted.},
	month = jan,
	year = {2016},
	keywords = {Metaphysics, Sider, Structure},
}

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