The Structure, the Whole Structure, and Nothing but the Structure?

Philosophy of Science 73 (5):560-570 (2006)
Abstract
This paper is structured around the three elements of the title. Section 2 claims that (a) structures need objects and (b) scientific structuralism should focus on in re structures. Therefore, pure structuralism is undermined. Section 3 discusses whether the world has `excess structure' over the structure of appearances. The main point is that the claim that only structure can be known is false. Finally, Section 4 argues directly against ontic structural realism that it lacks the resources to accommodate causation within its structuralist slogan.
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William Demopoulos (2003). On the Rational Reconstruction of Our Theoretical Knowledge. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (3):371-403.

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Edward Slowik (2012). On Structuralism's Multiple Paths Through Spacetime Theories. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 2 (1):45-66.
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