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On various senses of "conventional" and their interrelation in the philosophy of physics

simultaneity as a case study

Mauro Dorato

pp. 335-349

My aim in this note1 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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DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9115-4_24

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Dorato, M. (2010)., On various senses of "conventional" and their interrelation in the philosophy of physics: simultaneity as a case study, in F. Stadler (ed.), The present situation in the philosophy of science, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 335-349.

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