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The interpretation of string-theoretic dualities

Read, James (2014) The interpretation of string-theoretic dualities. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We analyse the possibility that string-theoretic dualities present a genuine case of strong underdetermination of theory by evidence. Drawing on the parallel discussion of the hole argument, we assess the possible interpretations of dualities. We conclude that there exist at least two defensible interpretations on which dualities do not present a worrying case of underdetermination per se.


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Read, Jamesjames.read@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Keywords: Dualities, String theory, Hole argument, AdS/CFT correspondence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Mr. James Read
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 16:56
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 16:56
Item ID: 11205
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 17 December 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11205

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