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Motivating dualities

Read, James and Moller-Nielsen, Thomas (2018) Motivating dualities. [Preprint]

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Abstract

There exists a common view that for theories related by a `duality', dual models typically may be taken \emph{ab initio} to represent the same physical state of affairs, i.e. to correspond to the same possible world. We question this view, by drawing a parallel with the distinction between `interpretational' and `motivational' approaches to symmetries.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Read, Jamesjames.read@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Moller-Nielsen, Thomasthomas.moller-nielsen@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Synthese.
Keywords: Dualities; symmetries; theoretical equivalence; interpretation; Newtonian gravitation theory; string theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Mr. James Read
Date Deposited: 13 May 2018 12:26
Last Modified: 13 May 2018 12:26
Item ID: 14663
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 8 May 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14663

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