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Scientific Realism and High Energy Physics

Dawid, Richard (2017) Scientific Realism and High Energy Physics. [Preprint]

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The paper discusses major implications of high energy physics for the scientific realism debate. The first part analyses the ways in which aspects of the empirically well-confirmed standard model of particle physics are relevant for a reassessment of entity realism, ontological realism and structural realism. The second part looks at the implications of more far-reaching concepts like string theory. While those theories have not found empirical confirmation, if they turned out viable, their implications for the realism debate would be more substantial than those of the standard model.


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Dawid, Richardrichard.dawid@philosophy.su.se0000-0002-1472-2958
Additional Information: Text will appear in the upcoming Routledge handbook "Scientific Realism"
Keywords: scientific realism, high energy physics, gauge field theory, string theory, structural realism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Dr. Richard Dawid
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 14:24
Item ID: 12900
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12900

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