Dual Theories : ‘ Same But Different ’ or ‘ Different But Same ’ ?

@inproceedings{Rickles2014DualT,
  title={Dual Theories : ‘ Same But Different ’ or ‘ Different But Same ’ ?},
  author={D. P. Rickles},
  year={2014}
}
I argue that, under the glitz, dual theories are examples of theoretically equivalent descriptions of the same underlying physical content: I distinguish them from cases of genuine underdetermination on the grounds that there is no real incompatibility involved between the descriptions. The incompatibility is at the level of unphysical structure. I argue that dual pairs are in fact very strongly analogous to gaugerelated solutions even for dual pairs that look the most radically distinct, such… CONTINUE READING

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