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Allen I. Janis [10]Allen Ira Janis [1]
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    Simultaneity and conventionality.Allen I. Janis - 1983 - In Robert S. Cohen & Larry Laudan (eds.), Physics, Philosophy and Psychoanalysis: Essays in Honor of Adolf Grünbaum. D. Reidel. pp. 101--110.
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    Philosophical Problems of the Internal and External Worlds: Essays on the Philosophy of Adolf Grunbaum.John Earman, Allen I. Janis, Gerald J. Massey & Nicholas Rescher (eds.) - 1994 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    The inaugural volume of the Pitt-Konstanz series, devoted to the work of philosopher Adolf Grünbaum, encompasses the philosophical problems of space, time, and cosmology, the nature of scientific methodology, and the foundations of psychoanalysis.
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    Is there backward causation in classical electrodynamics?Adolf Grünbaum & Allen I. Janis - 1977 - Journal of Philosophy 74 (8):475-482.
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    Synchronism by slow transport of clocks in noninertial frames of reference.Allen I. Janis - 1969 - Philosophy of Science 36 (1):74-81.
    The demonstration that slow transport of clocks can be used to define simultaneity in inertial frames of reference leads to the question of whether clock transport can similarly be used in noninertial frames. It is shown that there are certain types of reference frames in which the clock-transport method cannot be used in a self-consistent manner. It is also shown that there are other types of noninertial frames in which the clock-transport method will succeed. The discussion includes noninertial frames in (...)
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    The geometry of the rotating disk in the special theory of relativity.Adolf Grünbaum & Allen I. Janis - 1977 - Synthese 34 (3):281 - 299.
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    Retrocausation and the formal assimilation of classical electrodynamics to Newtonian mechanics: A reply to Nissim-Sabat's "on Grunbaum and retrocausation".Adolf Grünbaum & Allen I. Janis - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (1):136-160.
    Dirac's classical electrodynamics countenances "preaccelerations" of charged particles at a time t as mathematical functions of external forces applied after the time t. These preaccelerations have been interpreted as evidence for physical retrocausation upon assuming that, in electrodynamics no less than in Newton's second law, external forces sustain an asymmetric causal relation to accelerations. And this retrocausal interpretation has just been defended against the critiques in (Grunbaum 1976), (Grunbaum and Janis, 1977 and 1978) by appeal to the formal assimilation of (...)
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    Scientific Failure.Tamara Horowitz & Allen Ira Janis - 1994 - Rowman & Littlefield.
    Philosophers and scientists discuss how failure has influenced the development of science, and how current failures might influence its course in the future. Among the modern examples are nonequilibrium statistical physics, and neoclassical consumer theory; early examples include Aristotelian psychology and molecular biology. Some of the eight articles were presented at an April 1988 workshop at the University of Pittsburgh. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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    Physics and science fiction.Allen I. Janis - 2003 - In A. Ashtekar (ed.), Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics. pp. 545--554.
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    Simultaneity, relativity and conventionality.Allen I. Janis - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39 (1):217-224.
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    The conceptual foundations of contemporary relativity theory.Allen I. Janis - 1973 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 4 (3):300-306.
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    The rotating disk: Reply to Grøn. [REVIEW]Adolf Grünbaum & Allen I. Janis - 1980 - Foundations of Physics 10 (5-6):495-498.
    It is argued that Grøn's criticism of our treatment of the rotating disk in special relativity is incorrect: Our results pertain to an acceleration program different from his but physically no less legitimate.
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