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Structural Humility

Davis, Cruz (2020) Structural Humility. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This paper discusses various humility theses about individuals and intrinsic properties as discussed by authors such as Lewis (2009). It is argued that we should accept a similar humility thesis about the world’s spacetime structure regardless of which metaphysics of spacetime we accept. One interesting consequence is that this undercuts some important motivations opting in for an ontic structural realist metaphysic.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Davis, Cruzcruzdavis@umass.edu
Keywords: Spacetime structure, epistemic humility, quidditism, structuralism
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Depositing User: Mr. Cruz Davis
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2020 02:45
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 02:45
Item ID: 17431
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Date: 6 March 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17431

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