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Description - Essays on Symmetry by Jennan Ismael

Structures of many different sorts arise in physics, eg. the concrete structures of material bodies, the structure exemplified by the spatiotemporal configuration of a set of bodies, the structures of more abstract objects like states, state-spaces and laws. To each structure of any of these types there corresponds a set of transformations which map it onto itself. These are its symmetries. Increasingly ubiquitous in theoretical discussions in physics, the notion of symmetry is also at the root of some time-worn philosophical debates. This work consists of a set of essays on overlapping topics drawn from both fields.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815336037
ISBN-10: 0815336039
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jennan Ismael

Jenann Ismael is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University.