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What's the matter with super-Humeanism?

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Esfeld has proposed a minimalist ontology of nature called ‘super-Humeanism’ that purports to accommodate quantum phenomena and avoid standard objections to neo-Humean metaphysics. I argue that Esfeld’s sparse ontology has counterintuitive consequences and generates two self-undermining dilemmas concerning the nature of time and space. Contrary to Esfeld, I deny that super-Humeanism supports an ontology of microscopic particles that follow continuous trajectories through space.
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Original languageEnglish
Article numberaxz028
JournalBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science
VolumeIn press
Early online date1 Jul 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jul 2019

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