• O nietrafności Stathisa Psillosa krytyki ontycznego realizmu strukturalnego. Analiza argumentu z niemożliwości ontologicznej autonomii struktury

O nietrafności Stathisa Psillosa krytyki ontycznego realizmu strukturalnego. Analiza argumentu z niemożliwości ontologicznej autonomii struktury

Damian Luty
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On the inaptness of Stathis Psillos’ critique of Ontic Structural Realism. An analysis of the argument from the impossibility of ontological autonomy of structure

The main goal of this article is to present some counterarguments to S. Psillos’ critique of a philosophical position known as Ontic Structural Realism OSR. The main claim in OSR consists in a thesis that structures are ontologically fun­damental and autonomous. After providing a brief and general sketch of the OSR, I reconstruct Psillos’ argument aimed specifically at OSR. I call his argument “he argument from the impossibility of ontological autonomy of structure”. I claim, that this argument bites only if we agree with Psillos that the right and only way to understand structure in general is that borrowed form mathematical structural­ism. I dispute with this and some of his other claims. I provide three counterarguments to Psillos’ views. My own general claim is that Psillos’ reasoning is unsound, at least in the domain of philosophy of physics; in the end all the troubles which OSR faces don’t lead this position to self-refutation but generate ways in which it can develop further.

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