Ontic Structural Realism in H.P. Lovecraft

Leonardo Arriagada*

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This article aims to show that, through the work of Lovecraft, it is possible to illustrate a form of Ontic Structural Realism (OSR). It is postulated that Lovecraft’s literature allows exemplifying an ontology oriented towards relations (between entities), and not to the entities themselves. Also, since in this form of OSR entities would be defined by their relationships, it is concluded that they should be abstract, enabled to have all the characteristics that are extrinsically assigned to them in a given update of the structure that houses them.
Translated title of the contributionOntic Structural Realism in H.P. Lovecraft
Original languageSpanish
Number of pages18
JournalRevista Laboratorio
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 16-Feb-2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Lovecraft
  • speculative realism
  • structural realism
  • ontology
  • our mathematical universe

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