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  1. Kerry McKenzie (2014). Priority and Particle Physics: Ontic Structural Realism as a Fundamentality Thesis. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 65 (2):353-380.
    In this article, I address concerns that the ontological priority claims definitive of ontic structural realism are as they stand unclear, and I do so by placing these claims on a more rigorous formal footing than they typically have been hitherto. I first of all argue that Kit Fine’s analysis of ontological dependence furnishes us with an ontological priority relation that is particularly apt for structuralism. With that in place, and with reference to two case studies prominent within the structuralist (...)
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    Kerry McKenzie (2014). On the Fundamentality of Symmetries. Philosophy of Science 81 (5):1090-1102.
    The view that it is symmetries, not particles, that are fundamental to nature is frequently expressed by physicists. But comparatively little has been written either on what this claim means or whether it should be regarded as true. After placing the claim into a general fundamentality framework, I consider whether the priority of symmetries over particles can be defended. The conclusions drawn are largely negative.
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  3. Kerry McKenzie (2011). Arguing Against Fundamentality. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 42 (4):244-255.
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    Steven French & Kerry McKenzie (2012). Thinking Outside the Toolbox: Towards a More Productive Engagement Between Metaphysics and Philosophy of Physics. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 8 (1):42-59.
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    Kerry McKenzie (forthcoming). Stephen Mumford and Matthew Tugby Metaphysics and Science. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science:axu050.
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    Kerry McKenzie (2013). How (and How Not) to Object to Objects: Developments in Structural Realism. [REVIEW] Metascience 22 (2):283-287.
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    Kerry McKenzie (2013). Basic Structures of Reality: Essays in Meta-Physics, by Colin McGinn. Mind 122 (487):fzt073.
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    Kerry McKenzie (2013). How (Not) To Be a Humean Structuralist. In Vassilios Karakostas & Dennis Dieks (eds.), Epsa11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science. Springer 307--318.
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