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    ‘Neither–Nor’ Statements and ‘Neither–Nor’ States.Constantin Antonopoulos - 1993 - History and Philosophy of Logic 14 (2):183-199.
  2. Bivalence, Contradiction and the Logic of Change.Constantin Antonopoulos - 1988 - Logique Et Analyse 31 (123-124):403-432.
     
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  3. The Quantum Logic of Zeno: Misconceptions and Restorations.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2007 - Acta Philosophica 16 (2):265-284.
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    Time as Non‐Observational Knowledge: How to Straighten Out ΔEΔt≥H.Constantin Antonopoulos - 1997 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 11 (2):165 – 183.
    The Energy-Time Uncertainty (ETU) has always been a problem-ridden relation, its problems stemming uniquely from the perplexing question of how to understand this mysterious Δ t . On the face of it (and, indeed, far deeper than that), we always know what time it is. Few theorists were ignorant of the fact that time in quantum mechanics is exogenously defined, in no ways intrinsically related to the system. Time in quantum theory is an independent parameter, which simply means independently known (...)
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  5. A Bang Into Nowhere.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2003 - Apeiron 10 (1):40.
     
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  6. Einstein’s “True” Discontinuity: With an Application to Zeno.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2008 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 23 (3):339-349.
    The question whether quantum discontinuity can or cannot provide an answer to Zeno’s Paradoxes is reopened. It is observed that what is usually understood by the term “discontinuity”, namely, Einstein’s conception of the photon as described by himself and all others, is unsuitable to the task because, essentially, it reduces to the trivial ‘discontinuity’ of objects scattered in space. By contrast, quantization of energy levels, which are not in space but can only alternate in time, provide the right sort of (...)
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    Passive Knowledge: How to Make Sense of Kant's A Priori——Or How Not to Be “Too Busily Subsuming”.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2011 - Open Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):39.
    Subjectivists, taking the “collapse” of the observation-interpretation contrast much too seriously, are led to imagine that even perceptual knowledge is active. And therefore subject dependent. Turning the tables on this popular trend, I argue that even conceptual knowledge is passive. Kant’s epistemology is conceptual. But if also active, then incoherent. If synthetic a priori truths are to follow upon our mental activity, they were neither true nor, far less, a priori before that activity. “A priori” and “active” are contradictory attributes (...)
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    Complementary Conceptual Schemes: The Objective Metaphysics of Complementarity.Constantin Antonopoulos - 1997 - Idealistic Studies 27 (1/2):23-46.
    The generalization of Complementarity has been an ambition and a challenge to many a Bohrian scholar or quantum philosopher, and to Bohr himself above all others besides. A very recent attempt by Professor Gonzalo Munevar, proposing an extension of CTY to alternative conceptual schemes, re-opens this issue and seeks to place it within the context of modern day Relativism on the grounds that conceptual schemes belonging to different cultural groups or even different biological species are neither reducible to one another, (...)
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    Making the Quantum of Relevance.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2005 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 36 (2):223 - 241.
    The two Heisenberg Uncertainties (UR) entail an incompatibility between the two pairs of conjugated variables E, t and p, q. But incompatibility comes in two kinds, exclusive of one another. There is incompatibility defineable as: (p → -q) & (q → -p) or defineable as [(p → -q) & (q → -p)] ↔ r. The former kind is unconditional, the latter conditional. The former, in accordance, is fact independent, and thus a matter of logic, the latter fact dependent, and thus (...)
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    Bohr’s Reply to EPR: A Zenonian Version of Complementarity.Constantin Antonopoulos - 1997 - Idealistic Studies 27 (3):165-192.
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    The Semantics of Absolute Space.Constantin Antonopoulos - 1994 - Apeiron (Misc) 19:6-11.
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    Moving Without Being Where You 'Re Not; a Non-Bivalent Way'.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2004 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 35 (2):235 - 259.
    The classical response to Zeno’s paradoxes goes like this: ‘Motion cannot properly be defined within an instant. Only over a period’ (Vlastos.) I show that this ob-jection is exactly what it takes for Zeno to be right. If motion cannot be defined at an instant, even though the object is always moving at that instant, motion cannot be defined at all, for any longer period of time identical in content to that instant. The nonclassical response introduces discontinuity, to evade the (...)
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    From Zeno to Complementary: The Continuity of the Notion of Discontinuity.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (1):63-86.
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    An Antidote to Use-From Semantics to Human Rights and Back.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2012 - Open Journal of Philosophy 2 (1):50-60.
    I unpack the contents of the motto that “meaning is use” in fivefold fashion and point to the elements it contains, which are open to an ideological exploitation, the main reason for its strong appeal among intellectual circles. I indicate how the sense of it, “where there is use, there is meaning”, has encouraged equalitarian accounts of meaning and truth . I then present and discuss Austin’s distinction between the Sentence and the Statement, which entails the presence of meaning preceding (...)
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    Einstein’s “True” Discontinuity: With an Application to Zeno.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2009 - Theoria : An International Journal for Theory, History and Fundations of Science 23 (3):339-349.
    The question whether quantum discontinuity can or cannot provide an answer to Zeno’s Paradoxes is reopened. It is observed that what is usually understood by the term “discontinuity”, namely, Einstein’s conception of the photon as described by himself and all others, is unsuitable to the task because, essentially,it reduces to the trivial ‘discontinuity’ of objects scattered in space. By contrast, quantization of energy levels, which are not in space but can only alternate in time, provide the right sort of discontinuity (...)
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    Static Vs. Dynamic Paradoxes: In the End There Can Be Only One.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2010 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (2):241-263.
    There are two antithetical classes of Paradoxes, The Runner and the Stadium, impregnated with infinite divisibility, which show that motion conflicts with the world, and which I call Static. And the Arrow, impregnated with nothing, which shows that motion conflicts with itself, and which I call Dynamic. The Arrow is stationary, because it cannot move at a point; or move, and be at more points than one at the same time, so being where it is not. Despite their contrast, however, (...)
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    Bohr’s Reply to EPR: A Zenonian Version of Complementarity.Constantin Antonopoulos - 1997 - Idealistic Studies 27 (3):165-192.
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    Static Vs. Dynamic Paradoxes: In the End There Can Be Only One.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2010 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (2):241-263.
    There are two antithetical classes of Paradoxes, The Runner and the Stadium, impregnated with infinite divisibility, which show that motion conflicts with the world, and which I call Static. And the Arrow, impregnated with nothing, which shows that motion conflicts with itself, and which I call Dynamic. The Arrow is stationary, because it cannot move at a point; or move, and be at more points than one at the same time, so being where it is not. Despite their contrast, however, (...)
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    Making the Quantum of Relevance.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2005 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 36 (2):223-241.
    The two Heisenberg Uncertainties entail an incompatibility between the two pairs of conjugated variables E, t and p, q. But incompatibility comes in two kinds, exclusive of one another. There is incompatibility defineable as: & or defineable as [ & ] ↔ r. The former kind is unconditional, the latter conditional. The former, in accordance, is fact independent, and thus a matter of logic, the latter fact dependent, and thus a matter of fact. The two types are therefore diametrically opposed. (...)
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    Moving Without Being Where You’Re Not; A Non-Bivalent Way.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2004 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 35 (2):235-259.
    The classical response to Zeno's paradoxes goes like this: 'Motion cannot properly be defined within an instant. Only over a period' I show that this objection is exactly what it takes for Zeno to be right. If motion cannot be defined at an instant, even though the object is always moving at that instant, motion cannot be defined at all, for any longer period of time identical in content to that instant. The nonclassical response introduces discontinuity, to evade the paradox (...)
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    In Refutation of Complementary Conceptual Schemes: The Objective Metaphysics of Complementarity.Constantin Antonopoulos - 1997 - Idealistic Studies 27 (1-2):23-45.
    The generalization of Complementarity has been an ambition and a challenge to many a Bohrian scholar or quantum philosopher, and to Bohr himself above all others besides. A very recent attempt by Professor Gonzalo Munevar, proposing an extension of CTY to alternative conceptual schemes, re-opens this issue and seeks to place it within the context of modern day Relativism on the grounds that conceptual schemes belonging to different cultural groups or even different biological species are neither reducible to one another, (...)
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    The Tortoise is Faster.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2003 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 41 (4):491-510.
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    From Zeno to Complementarity: The Continuity of the Notion of Discontinuity.Constantin Antonopoulos - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (1):63-86.
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    Bohr’s Reply to EPR: A Zenonian Version of Complementarity.Constantin Antonopoulos - 1997 - Idealistic Studies 27 (3):165-192.