Symmetry and the Metaphysics of Physics

Philosophy Compass 5 (12):1157-1166 (2010)
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.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2010.00361.x
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