Johnny's So Long at the Ferromagnet

Philosophy of Science 73 (5):473-486 (2006)
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Starting from the standard quantum formalism for a single spin 1/2 system (e.g., an electron), this essay develops a model rich enough not only to afford an explication of symmetry breaking but also to frame questions about how to circumscribe physical possibility on behalf of theories that countenance symmetry breaking.
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