String Theory: Physics or Metaphysics?

  • Gabriele Veneziano Collège de France, Paris; Theory Division – CERN, Geneva, CH.
Keywords: elementary particles, string theory, metaphysics of physics


I will give arguments for why the enormous progress made during the last century on understanding elementary particles and their fundamental interactions suggests strings as the truly elementary constituents of Nature. I will then address the issue of whether the string paradigm can in principle be falsified or whether it should be considered as mere metaphysics.

How to Cite
Veneziano, G. (2018). String Theory: Physics or Metaphysics?. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 4(13), 13-21. Retrieved from