On North's "The Structure of Physics"

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9314
Author(s):
Swanson, Noel; Halvorson, Hans
preprint description
Jill North argues that Hamiltonian mechanics provides the most spare -- and hence most accurate -- account of the structure of a classical world. We point out some difficulties for her argument, and raise some general points about attempts to minimize structural commitments.