## Symmetries and Reflections: Scientific Essays of Eugene P. Wigner |

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### Contents

Invariance in Physical Theory | 3 |

Symmetry and Conservation Laws | 14 |

The Role of Invariance Principles in Natural Philosophy | 28 |

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