Structural realism bibliography

This bibliography is compiled to facilitate research on structural realism. Accompanying each reference is a short abstract or summary of the article. (NB those indicated by an asterisk have been taken from the Philosopher's Index ©).

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This list was last updated on 20 February 2002. For a more up-to-date list please visit Ioannis Votsis' website|.

Bibliography

Bradie, MP (1977) 'The Development of Russell's Structural Postulates', Philosophy of Science, vol 44: 441-63.
See Abstract of 'The Development of Russell's Structural Postulates'|.

Bradie, MP (1988) 'Russell's Scientific Realism', Russell, vol 8:195-208.
See Introduction to 'Russell's Scientific Realism'|.

Braithwaite, RB (1940) 'The Philosophy of Physical Science', Mind, vol 49, no 196: 455-66.
See Main idea of 'The Philosophy of Physical Science'|.

Bueno, O (1999) 'What Is Structural Empiricism? Scientific change in an empiricist setting', Erkenntnis, 50(1), 59-85.
See Abstract of 'What Is Structural Empiricism? Scientific change in an empiricist setting'|.

Bueno, O (1999) 'Partial Reference, Partial Structures and Scientific Change', paper presented at the University of Hannover Conference 'Incommensurability (and Related Matters)'.
See Abstract of 'Partial Reference, Partial Structures and Scientific Change'|.

Bueno, O (2000) 'Empiricism, Scientific Change and Mathematical Change', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 31A(2): 269-96.
See Abstract of 'Empiricism, Scientific Change and Mathematical Change'|.

Bueno, O (2001) 'Weyl and von Neumann: symmetry, group theory, and quantum mechanics', draft paper presented in Symmetries in Physics, New Reflections: Oxford Workshop, January 2001.
See Abstract of 'Weyl and von Neumann: symmetry, group theory, and quantum mechanics'|.

Cao, TY (1997) Conceptual Development of 20th Century Field Theories, Cambridge University Press.
See Book description of Conceptual Development of 20th Century Field Theories|.

Cao, TY (1999) 'Structural Realism and the Interpretation of Quantum Field Theory' (draft for talk given at a Sigma Club meeting at LSE).
See Introduction to 'Structural Realism and the Interpretation of Quantum Field Theory'|.

Carnap, R (1929) Der Logisches Aufbau der Welt, Berlin: Schlachtensee Weltkreis-Verlag.

Cassirer, E (1944) 'Group Concept and Perception Theory', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol 5: 1-36.
See Translation of extract from 'Group Concept and Perception Theory'|.

Chakravartty, A (1998) 'Semirealism', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, vol 29A(3): 391-408.
See Abstract of 'Semirealism'|.

Clement, WC (1953) 'Russell's Structuralist Thesis', The Philosophical Review, vol 62, no 2: 266-75.
See Introduction to 'Russell's Structuralist Thesis'|.

Currie, G (1982) 'A Note on Realism', Philosophy of Science, vol 49: 263-67.
See Introduction to 'A Note on Realism'|.

Demopoulos, W and Friedman M (1985) 'Critical Notice: Bertrand Russell's The Analysis of Matter: Its historical context and contemporary interest', Philosophy of Science 52: 621-39.
See Summary of 'Critical Notice: Bertrand Russell's The Analysis of Matter: Its historical context and contemporary interest'|.

Domski, M (preprint) 'The Epistemological Foundations of Structural Realism: Poincaré and the structure of relations', paper given to the Research Workshop of the Division of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds.
See Introduction to 'The Epistemological Foundations of Structural Realism: Poincaré and the structure of relations'|.

Dorato, M (2000) 'Substantivalism, Relationism and Structural Spacetime Realism', Foundations of Physics, vol 30 (10): 1605-28.
See Abstract of 'Substantivalism, Relationism and Structural Spacetime Realism'|.

Dorato, M (1999) 'Cao on Substantivalism and the Development of 20th Century Field Theories', Epistemologia 22: 151-66.
See Translation of abstract of 'Cao on Substantivalism and the Development of 20th Century Field Theories'|.

Douven, I (2000) 'Theoretical Terms and the Principle of the Benefit of Doubt', International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol 14, no 2: 135-46.
See *Abstract of 'Theoretical Terms and the Principle of the Benefit of Doubt'|.

Eddington, AS (1939) The Philosophy of Physical Science, Cambridge University Press.
See Preface to The Philosophy of Physical Science|.

Eddington, AS (1941) 'Group Structure in Physical Science', Mind, vol 50, no 199: 268-79.
See Main idea of 'Group Structure in Physical Science'|.

English, J (1973) 'Underdetermination: Craig and Ramsey', Journal of Philosophy 70: 453-62.
See Main point of 'Underdetermination: Craig and Ramsey'|.

Enfield, P (1997) 'The Philosophy of Science', International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol 5: 334-6.
See Relevant paragraph from 'The Philosophy of Science'|.

French, S (1998), 'On the Withering Away of Physical Objects', in E Castellani (ed), Interpreting Bodies: Classical and quantum objects in modern physics, Princeton University Press, pp 93-113.
See Introduction to 'On the Withering Away of Physical Objects'|.

French, S (1999), 'Models and Mathematics in Physics: The role of group theory', in J Butterfield and C Pagonis (eds), From Physics to Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, pp 187-207.
See Introduction to 'Models and Mathematics in Physics: The role of group theory'|.

French, S (2000) 'The Reasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics: Partial structures and the application of group theory to physics', Synthese, 125(1-2): 103-20.
See Abstract of 'The Reasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics: Partial structures and the application of group theory to physics'|.

French, S (forthcoming) 'Symmetry, Structure and the Constitution of Objects'.
See Abstract of 'Symmetry, Structure and the Constitution of Objects'|.

French, S and Ladyman, J (forthcoming) 'Remodelling Structural Realism: Quantum physics and the metaphysics of structure', Synthese.
See Abstract of 'Remodelling Structural Realism: Quantum physics and the metaphysics of structure'|.

Friedman, M (1987) 'Carnap's Aufbau Reconsidered', Nous, vol 21: 521-45.
See Introduction to 'Carnap's Aufbau Reconsidered'|.

Gandy, R (1973) '"Structure" in Mathematics' in D Robey (ed), Structuralism: An introduction, Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp 138-53.
See Introduction to '"Structure" in Mathematics'|.

Gower, BS (2000) 'Cassirer, Schlick and "Structural" Realism: The philosophy of the exact sciences in the background to early logical empiricism', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol 8(1): 71-106.
See Introduction to 'Cassirer, Schlick and "Structural" Realism: The philosophy of the exact sciences in the background to early logical empiricism'|.

Hanson, NR (1955) 'Causal Chains', Mind, vol 64: 289-311.
See *Abstract of 'Causal Chains'|.

Ladyman, J (1998a) 'What is Structural Realism?', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, vol 29: 409-24.
See Abstract of 'What is Structural Realism?'|.

Ladyman, J (1998b) Structural Realism and the Model-Theoretic Approach to Physical Theories, dissertation, University of Leeds.
See Abstract of Structural Realism and the Model-Theoretic Approach to Physical Theories|.

Landini, G (1993) 'Rereading Russell', Nous, vol 27, no 2: 267-9.
See Main idea of 'Rereading Russell'|.

Lewis, D (1984) 'Putnam's Paradox', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol 62, no 3: 221-36.
See Introduction to 'Putnam's Paradox'|.

McLendon, HJ (1955) 'Uses of Similarity of Structure in Contemporary Philosophy', Mind, vol 64: 79-95.
See *Abstract of 'Uses of Similarity of Structure in Contemporary Philosophy'|.

Maxwell, G (1966) 'Scientific Methodology and the Causal Theory of Perception', in I Lakatos and A Musgrave (eds) Problems in the Philosophy of Science, Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1968.
See Relevance of 'Scientific Methodology and the Causal Theory of Perception'|.

Maxwell, G (1969) 'Knowledge, Mind, and Nature: An introduction to theory of knowledge and the philosophy of mind', The Philosophical Review, vol 78, no 3: 329-97.
See Main idea of 'Knowledge, Mind, and Nature: An introduction to theory of knowledge and the philosophy of mind'|.

Maxwell, G (1970a) 'Structural Realism and the Meaning of Theoretical Terms', in S Winokur and M Radner (eds) Analyses of Theories, and Methods of Physics and Psychology, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 181-92.
See Conclusion to 'Structural Realism and the Meaning of Theoretical Terms'|.

Maxwell, G (1970b) 'Theories, Perception and Structural Realism' in R Colodny (ed) Nature and Function of Scientific Theories, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 3-34.
See Conclusion to 'Theories, Perception and Structural Realism'|.

Merrill, GH (1980) 'The Model-Theoretic Argument Against Realism', Philosophy of Science, vol 47: 69-81.
See Abstract of 'The Model-Theoretic Argument Against Realism'|.

Morganti, M (preprint) 'Structural Realism and Experimental Realism: A possible realist view of scientific knowledge'.
See Abstract of 'Structural Realism and Experimental Realism: A possible realist view of scientific knowledge'|.

Muller, FA (1998) Structures for Everyone: Contemplations and proofs in the foundations and philosophy of physics and mathematics, Amsterdam: A Gerits & Son.
See Author's summary of Structures for Everyone: Contemplations and proofs in the foundations and philosophy of physics and mathematics|.

Newman, MHA (1928) 'MR Russell's "Causal Theory of Perception"', Mind, vol 37: 137-48.
See Introduction to 'MR Russell's "Causal Theory of Perception"'|.

Palter, R (1956) 'Physics and Structure', The Philosophical Review, vol 65, no. 3: 371-84.
See Introduction to 'Physics and Structure'|.

Poincaré, H (1902) Science and Hypothesis, Repr New York: Dover, 1952.
See Beginning of chapter ten, Science and Hypothesis|.

Post, HR (1971) 'Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics: In praise of conservative induction', Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 2, 213-55.
See *Abstract of 'Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics: In praise of conservative induction'|.

Psillos, S (1995) 'Is Structural Realism the Best of Both Worlds?' Dialectica, 49:15-46.
See Abstract of 'Is Structural Realism the Best of Both Worlds?'|.

Psillos, S (1999) Scientific Realism: How science tracks truth, London: Routledge.
See Beginning of chapter seven, Scientific Realism: How science tracks truth|.

Psillos, S (2000) 'Carnap, the Ramsey-Sentence and Realistic Empiricism' Erkenntnis, vol 52(2): 253-79.
See Abstract of 'Carnap, the Ramsey-Sentence and Realistic Empiricism'|.

Psillos, S (2001) 'Is Structural Realism Possible?', Philosophy of Science (Supplement), vol 68:3.
See Introduction to 'Is Structural Realism Possible?'|.

Putnam, H (1978) 'Realism and Reason' in Meaning and the Moral Sciences, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
See Summary of 'Realism and Reason'|.

Quine, WV (1992) 'Structure and Nature', in Journal of Philosophy vol 89, no 1:5-9.
See Relevance of 'Structure and Nature'|.

Ramsey, FP (1929) 'Theories', repr in DH Mellor (ed) Foundations: Essays in philosophy, logic, mathematics and economics, London: Routledge, 1978.
See Main idea of 'Theories'|.

Redhead, MLG (1990) 'Is the End of Physics in Sight?', in French, S and Kamminga, H (eds) Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics: In honor of Heinz Post, Dordrecht and Boston: Kluwer Academic Press, 1993.
See Introduction to 'Is the End of Physics in Sight?'|.

Redhead, MLG (1995) From Physics to Metaphysics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
See Description of From Physics to Metaphysics|.

Redhead, MLG (forthcoming) 'The Intelligibility of the Universe', in A O'Hear (ed) Philosophy at the New Millennium, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
See Introduction to 'The Intelligibility of the Universe'|.

Redhead, MLG (2001) 'Quests of a Realist', review article of Stathis Psillos's Scientific Realism: How science tracks truth, Metascience, vol 10(3): 341-7

Rosner, JA (1996) 'Quine's Global Structuralism', Dialectica, vol 50(3): 235-42.
See Abstract of 'Quine's Global Structuralism'|.

Russell, B (1912) The Problems of Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
See Relevance of The Problems of Philosophy|.

Russell, B (1914) 'The Relation of Sense-Data to Physics', Scientia.
See Summary of 'The Relation of Sense-Data to Physics'|.

Russell, B (1927) The Analysis of Matter, London: George Allen & Unwin.
See Relevance of The Analysis of Matter|.

Russell, B (1948) Human Knowledge: Its scope and limits, London: George Allen & Unwin.

Russell, B (1968) The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, vol 2, London: George Allen & Unwin.
Reprinted here is Russell's letter to MHA Newman conceding that strictly speaking we cannot say that our knowledge of the external world is merely structural.

Saunders, S (1993) 'To What Physics Corresponds', in S French and H Kamminga (eds), Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics: essays in honour of Heinz Post, pp 295-325, Dordrecht, Reidel.
See Introduction to 'To What Physics Corresponds'|.

Saunders, S (forthcoming) 'Critical Notice: Tian Yu Cao's "The Conceptual Development of 20th Century Field Theories"', Synthese.
See Introduction to 'Critical Notice: Tian Yu Cao's "The Conceptual Development of 20th Century Field Theories"'|.

Saunders, S (forthcoming) 'Structural Realism, Again', reply to Cao's reply, Synthese.

Schlick, M (1925) General Theory of Knowledge, translated by AE Blumberg and H Feigl, New York: Springer-Verlag.
See Main idea of General Theory of Knowledge|.

Solomon, G (1989) 'An Addendum to Demopoulos and Friedman (1985)', Philosophy of Science, vol 56: 497-501.
See Abstract of 'An Addendum to Demopoulos and Friedman (1985)'|.

Solomon, G (1990) 'What Became of Russell's Relation-Arithmetic?', Russell, vol 9: 168-73.
See Summary of 'What Became of Russell's Relation-Arithmetic?'|.

Stein, H (1987) 'After the Baltimore Lectures: Some philosophical reflections on subsequent development of physics' in R Kargon and P Achinstein (eds) Kelvin's Baltimore Lectures and Modern Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.
See Main idea of 'After the Baltimore Lectures: Some philosophical reflections on subsequent development of physics'|.

Stein, H (1989) 'Yes, But... Some skeptical remarks on realism and antirealism', Dialectica, vol 43: 47-65.
See Abstract of 'Yes, But... Some skeptical remarks on realism and antirealism'|.

Uebel, TE (1999) 'Transformations of "Conventionalism" in the Vienna Circle', Philosophia Scientiae, vol 3(2): 75-94.
See Abstract of 'Transformations of "Conventionalism" in the Vienna Circle'|.

Van Fraassen, BC (1997) 'Structure and Perspective: Philosophical perplexity and paradox' in ML Dalla Chiara et al (eds) Logic and Scientific Methods, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press, 1997.
See Abstract 1 of 'Structure and Perspective: Philosophical perplexity and paradox'|.
See Abstract 2 of 'Structure and Perspective: Philosophical perplexity and paradox'|.

Van Fraassen, BC (forthcoming) 'Structure: Its shadow and substance', in Ehrlich, P and Jones, R, Reverberations of the Shaky Game: Essays in honor of Arthur Fine, University of Chicago Press.
See Introduction to 'Structure: Its shadow and substance'|.

Worrall, J (1989) 'Structural Realism: The best of both worlds?' in Papineau, D (ed) The Philosophy of Science, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
See Abstract of 'Structural Realism: The best of both worlds?'|.

Worrall, J (1994) 'How to Remain (Reasonably) Optimistic: Scientific realism and the "luminiferous ether"', in D Hull, M Forbes and RM Burian (eds) PSA 1994, vol 1, East Lansing, MI: Philosophy of Science Association.
See *Abstract of 'How to Remain (Reasonably) Optimistic: Scientific realism and the "luminiferous ether"'|.

Worrall, J (2000) 'Miracles and Models: Saving structural realism?', paper given to the annual meeting of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, Sheffield, 2000.
See Main idea of 'Miracles and Models: Saving structural realism?'|.

Wright, J (1989) 'Realism and Equivalence', Erkenntnis, vol 31: 109-28
See Abstract of 'Realism and Equivalence'|.

Zahar, E (1996) 'Poincaré's Structural Realism and his Logic of Discovery', in Jean-Louis Greffe, Gerhard Heinzmann and Kuno Lorenz (eds) Henri Poincaré: Science and philosophy, Berlin: Academie Verlag and Paris: Albert Blanchard.

Zahar, E (1997) 'Poincaré's Philosophy of Geometry, or Does geometric conventionalism deserve its name?' Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 28B(2): 183-218.
See Abstract of 'Poincaré's Philosophy of Geometry, or Does geometric conventionalism deserve its name?'|.

Zahar, E (2000) 'Les fondements de la geometrie selon Poincaré', Philosophia Scientiae. 4(1): 145-86.
See Translation of abstract of 'Les fondements de la geometrie selon Poincaré'|.

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