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Equivalence and Convention

Dewar, Neil (2022) Equivalence and Convention. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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The goal of this paper is to analyse the role of convention in interpreting physical theories - and, in particular, how the distinction between the conventional and the non-conventional interacts with judgments of equivalence. We will begin with a discussion of what, if anything, distinguishes those statements of a theory that might be dubbed “conventions”. This will lead us to consider the conventions that are not themselves part of a theory’s content, but are rather applied to the theory in interpreting it. Finally, we will consider the idea that what conventions to adopt might, itself, be regarded as a matter of convention.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Dewar, Neilnad42@cam.ac.uk0000-0001-6623-4529
Keywords: Convention Equivalence Interpretation Carnap
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
General Issues > Conventionalism
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Neil Dewar
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2022 17:50
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2022 17:50
Item ID: 21578
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
General Issues > Conventionalism
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 9 November 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21578

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