These pieces are primarily commentaries on the 'Ontic Structural Realism and the Philosophy of Physics' chapter of James Ladyman and Don Ross's book Every Thing Must Go. There are also a handful of references to – and quotes from – other parts of that book.
i) There are objects (or noumena), though we can never access them as they are “in themselves”.
ii) If we can't access objects as they are in themselves, then why not drop such objects completely from the picture?
Ladyman, James, Ross, Don. (2007) Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalised
Lock, John. (1690) An Essay Concerning Human Understanding