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  1. Mark Zangari & Dan Censor (1997). Spectral Representations. Synthese 112 (1):97-123.
    Is it possible to construct an alternative framework for the description of physical reality that is not based on space and time? According to Kant, because of the incorrigibility of the spatiotemporal scheme, the contents of any such alternative will be beyond our cognitive grasp. Nonetheless, the possibility of constructing such a descriptive scheme poses itself as an intriguing challenge. In this paper, we attempt to answer this challenge by exploiting an analytical tool extensively used by physicists and engineers: the (...)
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  2. Graeme Rhook & Mark Zangari (1994). Should We Believe in the Big Bang?: A Critique of the Integrity of Modern Cosmology. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:228 - 237.
    We analyse aspects of the Big Bang program in modern cosmology, with special focus on the strategies employed by its adherents both in defending the theory against anomalous data and in dismissing rival accounts. We illustrate this by critically examining four aspects of Big Bang cosmology: the interpretation of the cosmic red-shift, the explanation of the cosmic background radiation, the inflation hypothesis and the search for dark matter. We conclude that the Big Bang's dominance of contemporary cosmology is not justified (...)
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  3. Mark Zangari (1994). A New Twist in the Conventionality of Simultaneity Debate. Philosophy of Science 61 (2):267-275.
    To date, both sides in the conventionality of simultaneity debate grant that transformations from "standard" to "nonstandard" coordinates are possible without any empirically significant effects. However, it is argued here that the very possibility of defining nonstandard coordinates vanishes if one represents special relativity, not by real four-vectors (as has been the case so far in the debate), but by complex spinors as used in the representation of half-integer spin. Thus, in the topologically simplest representation of the Lorentz group, the (...)
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  4. Mark Zangari (1994). Zeno, Zero and Indeterminate Forms: Instants in the Logic of Motion. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (2):187 – 204.
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  5. Mark Zangari (1992). Adding Potential to a Physical Theory of Causation. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:261 - 273.
    Several authors have recently attempted to provide a physicalist analysis of causation by appealing to terms from physics that characterise causal processes. Accounts based on forces, energy/momentum transfer and fundamental interactions have been suggested in the literature. In this paper, I wish to show that the former two are untenable when the effect of enclosed electromagnetic fluxes in quantum theory is considered (i.e. the Aharonov-Bohm effect). Furthermore, I suggest that even in the classical and non-relativistic limits, a theory of (...)
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