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Are Gauge Symmetry Transformations Observable?

- Katherine A. Brading, H. Brown
- Mathematics
- The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
- 1 December 2004

In a recent paper in this journal, Kosso ([2000]) discussed the observational status of continuous symmetries of physics. While we are in broad agreement with his approach, we disagree with his… Expand

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Which symmetry? Noether, Weyl, and conservation of electric charge

- Katherine A. Brading
- Physics
- 1 March 2002

Abstract In 1918, Emmy Noether published a (now famous) theorem establishing a general connection between continuous ‘global’ symmetries and conserved quantities. In fact, Noether's paper contains… Expand

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Symmetries and invariances in classical physics

- Katherine A. Brading, E. Castellani
- Mathematics
- 1 December 2005

Symmetry, intended as invariance with respect to a transformation (more precisely, with respect to a transformation group), has acquired more and more importance in modern physics. This Chapter… Expand

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General covariance from the perspective of noether's theorems

- H. Brown, Katherine A. Brading
- Mathematics
- 1 August 2002

Analysis of Emmy Noether's 1918 theorems provides an illuminating method for testing the consequences of coordinate generality, and for exploring what else must be added to this requirement in order… Expand

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Noether's theorems and gauge symmetries

- Katherine A. Brading, H. Brown
- Physics
- 8 September 2000

Consideration of the Noether variational problem for any theory whose action is invariant under global and/or local gauge transformations leads to three distinct theorems. These include the familiar… Expand

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Epistemic Structural Realism and Poincaré’s Philosophy of Science

- Katherine A. Brading, E. Crull
- Philosophy
- HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society…
- 1 March 2017

Recent discussions of structuralist approaches to scientific theories have stemmed primarily from John Worrall’s “Structural Realism” in which he defends a position (since characterized “epistemic… Expand

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The Semantic View of Theories , Scientific Structuralism and Structural Realism A Minimal Construal of Scientific Structuralism

The focus of this paper is the recent revival of interest in structuralist approaches to science and, in particular, the structural realist position in philosophy of science. The challenge facing… Expand

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All alone in the Universe: Individuals in Descartes and Newton

- Katherine A. Brading, Dana Jalobeanu
- Mathematics
- 1 June 2002

In this paper we argue that the primary issue in Descartes' Principles of Philosophy, Part II, articles 1-40, is the problem of individuating bodies. We demonstrate that Descartes departs from the… Expand

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Classic texts: Extracts from Leibniz, Kant, and Black

- Katherine A. Brading, E. Castellani
- Mathematics
- 2003

DRAFT : 10 May 2011 1 Unity and change in Newton ’ s physics

Here is a problem at the heart of the metaphysics of the natural world: How, if at all, can a unity undergo change? This problem incorporates two questions. First, in virtue of what is a thing a… Expand