Curie's principle

Synthese 110 (2):167-190 (1997)
A reading is given of Curie''s Principle that the symmetry of a cause is always preserved its effects. The truth of the principle is demonstrated and its importance, under the proposed reading, is defended.As far as I see, all a priori statements in physics have their origin in symmetry. (Weyl, Symmetry, p. 126).
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy   Epistemology   Logic   Metaphysics   Philosophy of Language
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DOI 10.1023/A:1004929109216
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John Earman (2004). Curie's Principle and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 18 (2 & 3):173 – 198.

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