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On symmetry and duality

De Haro, Sebastian and Butterfield, Jeremy (2019) On symmetry and duality. Synthese. pp. 1-41.

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Abstract

We advocate an account of dualities between physical theories: the basic idea is that dual theories are isomorphic representations of a common core. We defend and illustrate this account, which we call a Schema, in relation to symmetries.

Overall, the account meshes well with standard treatments of symmetries. But the distinction between the common core and the dual theories prompts a distinction between three kinds of symmetry: which we call `stipulated', `accidental' and `proper'.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
De Haro, Sebastiansd696@cam.ac.uk0000-0002-3000-5967
Butterfield, Jeremyjb56@cam.ac.uk0000-0002-0215-5802
Additional Information: Published online in Synthese, in a special issue on `Symmetries and Asymmetries in Physics' edited by M. Frisch, R. Dardashti, and G. Valente.
Keywords: symmetry, duality, representations of theories, implementations of symmetries
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Jeremy Butterfield
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 14:21
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 14:21
Item ID: 16093
Journal or Publication Title: Synthese
Publisher: Springer
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11229...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02258-x
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 29 May 2019
Page Range: pp. 1-41
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16093

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