On symmetry and duality


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Article
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Authors
Butterfield, J 
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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Keywords
physics.hist-ph, physics.hist-ph, hep-th
Journal Title
Synthese
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
0039-7857
1573-0964
Volume Title
198
Publisher
Springer Science and Business Media LLC