\nparsimony a s a theoretical virtue alongside

\ndescriptive accuracy\, and aim to minimize the

\namount of structure present in mathematical

\nformalisms used to represent physical systems. I

\npresent a pro posal for formalizing structure

\ncomparison in physics using cate gory theory\,

\nwhich can be thought of as the mathematical

\n theory of structure. I show how this method can

\nbe used to compa re alternative formulations of

\nYang-Mills theory (which underlie s modern

\nparticle physics)\, and evaluate claims by

\nphilos ophers and physicists regarding their

\nrelative structure.

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