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Manuscrito

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BORGE, Bruno. Realismo Estructural Óntico y estructuras físicas. Manuscrito [online]. 2017, vol.40, n.2, pp.71-97. ISSN 0100-6045.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0100-6045.2017.v40n2.bb.

Ontic Structural Realism (OSR) states that the ontology of the physical world must be (re)conceived in order to take pure structures are its basic entities. Objects and properties must be eliminated in favor of structures. However, its proponents claim that these pure structures are suitable to account of physical reality, either because they identify the physical world with a mathematical structure, or because they maintain that the structures posited by OSR are not abstract structures, but physical structures. In this paper, I critically analyze both strategies in order to show their limitations. In addition, I propose a new physcalist framework suitable for structuralist ontologies.

Keywords : Ontic Structural Realism; Physical Structure; Physicalism; Scientific Structuralism.

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