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Objectivity, Invariance, and Convention

Symmetry in Physical Science

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$61.50 • £49.95 • €55.50

ISBN 9780674022980

Publication Date: 02/15/2007

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208 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone, 29 line illustrations

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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Scientific Representation
    • Two Dimensions of Representation
    • The Social Dimension
    • The Formal Dimension
    • A Combined Account
    • Conclusions
  • 2. Models, Symmetry, and Convention
    • Models and Symmetry
    • Ambiguity and Convention
    • Representation, Symmetry, and Convention
  • 3. A New Appraisal of Symmetry
    • Heuristic Power
    • Universality
    • Objectivity
    • Against Invariantism
    • Perspectival Invariantism
  • 4. Simultaneity and Convention
    • Simultaneity
    • Simultaneity and Perspectival Invariance
  • 5. Objectivity in the Twin Paradox
    • An Introduction to the Twin Paradox
    • Explaining the Twins
    • Time and Perspectival Invariance
  • 6. Localization in Quantum Theory
    • Position and Localization
    • Representing a Localized Particle
    • Localization and Perspectival Invariance
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Notes
  • Index

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