Ontic Structural Realism as a Metaphysics of Objects

  title={Ontic Structural Realism as a Metaphysics of Objects},
  author={M. Esfeld and Vincent Lam},
  journal={Boston studies in the philosophy of science},
In a first approach, ontic structural realism (OSR) is a realism towards physical structures in the sense of networks of concrete physical relations, without these relations being dependent on fundamental physical objects that possess an intrinsic identity as their relata. In that vein, OSR has been developed in recent years as a metaphysics of contemporary fundamental physics, mainly non-relativistic quantum mechanics (QM), relativistic quantum field theory (QFT) and the general theory of… Expand
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