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String Dualities and Empirical Equivalence

Dawid, Richard (2016) String Dualities and Empirical Equivalence. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. ISSN 1355-2198

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Abstract

String dualities establish empirical equivalence between theories that often look entirely different with respect to their basic ontology and physical structure. Therefore, they represent a particularly interesting example of empirical equivalence in physics. However, the status of duality relations in string physics differs substantially from the traditional understanding of the role played by empirical equivalence. The paper specifies three important differences and argues that they are related to a substantially altered view on the underdetermination of theory building.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
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Dawid, Richardrichard.dawid@philosophy.su.se
Keywords: string theory, duality, conventionalism, Poicare, empirical equivaence
Subjects: General Issues > Conventionalism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Depositing User: Dr. Richard Dawid
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 13:13
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 15:41
Item ID: 12455
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
Subjects: General Issues > Conventionalism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Date: July 2016
ISSN: 1355-2198
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12455

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