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Symmetry and the Metaphysics of Physics

Baker, David John (2010) Symmetry and the Metaphysics of Physics. [Preprint]


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The widely held picture of dynamical symmetry as surplus structure in a physical theory has many metaphysical applications. Here I focus on its relevance to the question of which quantities in a theory represent fundamental natural properties.

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Item Type: Preprint
Baker, David John
Additional Information: Survey article for PHILOSOPHY COMPASS.
Keywords: dynamical symmetry metaphysics fundamental quantities
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Depositing User: David Baker
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:19
Item ID: 5435

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