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    Brian Ellis & Peter Bowman (1967). Conventionality in Distant Simulataneity. Philosophy of Science 34 (2):116-136.
    In his original paper of 1905, "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", Einstein described a procedure for synchronizing distant clocks at rest in any inertial system K. Clocks thus synchronized may be said to be in standard signal synchrony in K. It has often been claimed that there are no logical or physical reasons for preferring standard signal synchronizations to any of a range of possible non-standard ones. In this paper, the range of consistent non-standard signal synchronizations, first for any (...)
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    Peter A. Bowman (1976). Einstein's Second Treatment of Simultaneity. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:71-81.
    The conventionality of simultaneity at distant points is defended partly by reference to Einstein's 1905 paper founding special relativity. His famous light-signaling definition takes the transit time of light in one direction to be equal to that in the other. Conventionalists such as Reichenbach and Grunbaum argue that he could have made them unequal without denying any physical fact. However, Einstein's more detailed treatment in the 1910 Archives des sciences runs counter to this thesis. There he required that the two (...)
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  3. Peter Bowman (1973). Paradigms and Paradoxes. The Philosophical Challenge of the Quantum Domain by Robert G. Colodny. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 64:540-541.
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  4. Peter A. Bowman (1973). Paradigms and Paradoxes. The Philosophical Challenge of the Quantum DomainRobert G. Colodny. Isis 64 (4):540-541.
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  5. Peter A. Bowman (1974). The Conventionality of Slow-Transport Synchrony. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1974:423 - 434.
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