In defense of an essentialist approach to Ontic Structural Realism

Methode: Analytic Perspective 3 (4):1-24 (2014)
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This paper offers a new perspective on the metaphysical doctrine of non-eliminative ontic structural realism by interpreting the relation of ontic dependence in terms of counterfactual identification rather than in terms of numerical identity/distinctness.
Keywords ontic structural realism  ontic dependence  contextual counterfactual identity  essentialism  representation de re
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