Symmetry and the Metaphysics of Physics

Publication Year:
2010
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5435
Author(s):
Baker, David John
preprint description
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.