Curie's principle

Synthese 110 (2):167-190 (1997)
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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).

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The Simple Failure of Curie’s Principle.Bryan W. Roberts - 2013 - Philosophy of Science 80 (4):579-592.

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Laws and symmetry.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1989 - New York: Oxford University Press.
Laws and Symmetry.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1989 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 182 (3):327-329.
Curie's principle.A. F. Chalmers - 1970 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 21 (2):133-148.

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