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Symmetries as a guide to the structure of physical quantities

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The aim of this thesis is to extend the success of a novel strategy for the interpretation of symmetry-related models — sophistication — to contemporary physical theories’ internal symmetries. In order to do so, I propose that a theory’s quantities possess a certain structure. The problematic underdetermination of symmetry-related models arises when we attribute too much structure to the fundamental quantities.

The advantage of sophistication is that it enables a realist interpreta...

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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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0000-0001-7498-2316
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https://www.thebsps.org/funding/doctoral-scholarship/
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Doctoral Scholarship 2018-2021
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2022-01-24

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