This ebook, A Minimalist Ontology of the Natural World (PDF) looks for to exercise which dedications are minimally enough to acquire an ontology of the natural world that matches all of today’s well-recognized physical theories. We propose an ontology of the natural world that is specified just by 2 axioms:
- The matter points are long-term, with the ranges in between them altering.
- There are range relations that individuate easy items, particularly matter points.
Everything else is available in as a way to represent the modification in the range relations in a way that is both as helpful and as easy as possible. The ebook works this minimalist ontology out in philosophical along with mathematical terms and demonstrates how one can comprehend classical mechanics, quantum field theory, and relativistic physics on the basis of this ontology. Along the method, we look for to accomplish 4 subsidiary objectives: (a) to make a case for holistic individuation of the standard items (ontic structural realism); (b) to exercise a brand-new version of Humeanism, called Super-Humeanism, that does without natural residential or commercial properties; (c) to set out an ontology of quantum physics that is an alternative to quantum state realism which prevents any ontological dualism of particles and fields; (d) to vindicate a relationalist ontology based upon point items likewise in the domain of relativistic physics.
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