On symmetry and duality
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De Haro, S., & Butterfield, J. (2019). On symmetry and duality. Synthese, 198 (4), 2973-3013. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02258-x
Funder: Trinity College, University of Cambridge; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000727
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’.
Symmetries and Asymmetries in Physics, Duality, Symmetry, Theories, Models
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02258-x
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/321347