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Which Curie's Principle

Castellani, Elena and Ismael, Jenann (2015) Which Curie's Principle. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Is there more that one "Curie's principle"? How far are different formulations legitimate? What are the aspects that make it so scientifically fruitful, independently of how it is formulated? The paper is devoted to exploring these questions. We start with illustrating Curie's original 1894 article and his focus. Then, we consider the way that the discussion of the principle took shape from early commentators to its modern form. We say why we think that the modern focus on the inter-state version of the principle loses sight of some of the most interesting significant applications of the principle. Finally, we address criticism of the principle put forward by Norton (2014) and purported counterexamples due to Roberts (2013, 2014).


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Castellani, Elenaelena.castellani@unifi.it
Ismael, Jenannjtismael@email.arizona.edu
Keywords: Curie, Curie's Principle, symmetry, symmetry breaking
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Elena Castellani
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2015 14:41
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2015 14:41
Item ID: 11543
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 1 July 2015
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11543

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