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This paper addresses issues surrounding the concept of geometric phase or "anholonomy". Certain physical phenomena apparently require for their explanation and understanding, reference to toplogocial/geometric features of some abstract space of parameters. These issues are related to the question of how gauge structures are to be interpreted and whether or not the debate over their "reality" is really going to be fruitful.
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DOI 10.1016/S1355-2198(03)00062-5
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Holger Lyre (2004). Holism and Structuralism in (1) Gauge Theory. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 35 (4):643-670.
Gordon Belot (2003). Symmetry and Gauge Freedom. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 34 (2):189-225.
James Mattingly (2006). Which Gauge Matters? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 37 (2):243-262.
Holger Lyre (2014). Berry Phase and Quantum Structure. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 48:45-51.

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