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Meaning and duality: from categorical logic to quantum physics

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Duality abounds in science, both pure and applied: in mathematics there is duality between space and algebra; in physics there is duality between states and observables; in information science there is duality between systems and properties/behaviours; in logic there is duality between models and theories; and even in philosophy there is duality between realism and antirealism (Dummett), or substance metaphysics and process/function metaphysics (Whitehead/Cassirer). They look akin at a lev...

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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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