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The Epiphenomena Argument for Symmetry-to-Reality Inference

Baker, David John (2022) The Epiphenomena Argument for Symmetry-to-Reality Inference. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

A new argument is given for the thesis that only symmetry-invariant physical quantities are real. Non-invariant quantities are dynamically epiphenomenal in that they have no effect on the evolution of invariant quantities, and it is a significant theoretical vice to posit epiphenomenal quantities.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Baker, David Johndjbaker@umich.edu
Keywords: symmetry, fundamental quantities
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: David Baker
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2022 02:31
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 02:31
Item ID: 20751
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20751

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