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Curie’s Truism

Norton, John D. (2014) Curie’s Truism. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Curie’s principle asserts that every symmetry of a cause manifests as a symmetry of the effect. It can be formulated as a tautology that is vacuous until it is instantiated. However instantiation requires us to know the correct way to map causal terminology onto the terms of a science. Causal metaphysics has failed to provide a unique, correct way to carry out the mapping. Thus successful or unsuccessful instantiation merely reflects our freedom of choice in the mapping.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Norton, John D.jdnorton@pitt.edu
Keywords: causation Curie principle symmetry
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: John Norton
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 14:06
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2014 14:06
Item ID: 10926
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 20 July 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10926

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