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Grand Unified Gauge Theories and the Number of Elementary Particles

Robert Weingard
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 51, No. 1 (Mar., 1984), pp. 150-155
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/187737
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Grand Unified Gauge Theories and the Number of Elementary Particles
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Abstract

Recently, Michael Redhead has argued that the grouping of particles into multiplets by grand unified gauge theories (GUT's) does not, by itself, imply an ontological reduction in the number of elementary particles. While sympathetic to Redhead's argument, in this note I argue that under certain conditions involving Kaluza-Klein theories, GUT's would provide such an ontological reduction.

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