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On various senses of “conventional” and their interrelation in the philosophy of physics: simultaneity as a case study

Dorato, Mauro (2009) On various senses of “conventional” and their interrelation in the philosophy of physics: simultaneity as a case study. [Preprint]

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My aim in this note is to disambiguate various senses of ‘conventional’ that in the philosophy of physics have been frequently conflated. As a case study, I will refer to the well-known issue of the conventionality of simultaneity in the special theory of relativity, since it is particularly in this context that the above mentioned confusion is present.


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Dorato, Mauro
Keywords: conventionality, simultaneity, relativity theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Mauro Dorato
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:18
Item ID: 4854
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4854

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