Circular Discernment in Completely Extensive Structures and How to Avoid such Circles Generally

Publication Year:
2012
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9380
Author(s):
Muller, F.A.
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In this journal (Studia Logica), D. Rizza [2010: 176] expounded a solution of what he called “the indiscernibility problem for ante rem structuralism”, which is the problem to make sense of the presence, in structures, of objects that are indiscernible yet distinct, by only appealing to what that structure provides. We argue that Rizza’s solution is circular and expound a different solution that not only solves the problem for completely extensive structures, treated by Rizza, but for nearly (but not) all mathematical structures.