The Practice of Naturalness: A Historical-Philosophical Perspective

  title={The Practice of Naturalness: A Historical-Philosophical Perspective},
  author={Arianna Borrelli and Elena Castellani},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  pages={860 - 878}
No evidence of “new physics” was found so far by LHC experiments, and this situation has led some voices in the physics community to call for the abandonment of the “naturalness” criterion, while other scientists have felt the need to break a lance in its defense by claiming that, at least in some sense, it has already led to successes and therefore should not be dismissed too quickly, but rather only reflected or reshaped to fit new needs. In our paper we will argue that present pro-or-contra… 

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