Structuralism in Physics

[Revised entry by Heinz-Juergen Schmidt on March 11, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Under the heading of "structuralism in physics" there are three different but closely related
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[Revised entry by Heinz-Juergen Schmidt on March 11, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Under the heading of "structuralism in physics" there are three different but closely related research programs in philosophy of science and, in particular, in philosophy of physics. These programs were initiated by the work of Joseph Sneed, Gunther Ludwig, and Erhard Scheibe, respectively, since the begin of the 1970s. For the sake of simplicity we will use these names in order to refer to the...

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