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The majority of the focus on equations in physics has been on the mathematical and computational aspects. Here we focus on the qualitative content of what the relationships expressed in equations imply. In some sense, we are asking foundational questions about the ontology of equations.


This article was originally published in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, volume 12, issue 2, in 2016.

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