The interpretation of string-theoretic dualities

Publication Year:
2014
Usage 385
Downloads 385
Social Media 1
Tweets 1
Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11205
Author(s):
Read, James
preprint description
We analyse the possibility that string-theoretic dualities present a genuine case of strong underdetermination of theory by evidence. Drawing on the parallel discussion of the hole argument, we assess the possible interpretations of dualities. We conclude that there exist at least two defensible interpretations on which dualities do not present a worrying case of underdetermination per se.