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    The Sui Generis Conventionality of Simultaneity.Laurent A. Beauregard - 1976 - Philosophy of Science 43 (4):469-490.
    In this paper, I elucidate the main points involved in the question of the non-triviality of the conventionality of simultaneity within the kinematics of special relativity. I argue that there is an important distinction to be made between the inherited component and the sui generis component of the conventionality of simultaneity. The factual core of the kinematics of special relativity is explored, and it is shown that the Round-Trip Clock Retardation effect obtains if, and only if Winnie's Passage Time Principle (...)
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    Reichenbach and Conventionalism.Laurent A. Beauregard - 1977 - Synthese 34 (3):265 - 280.
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    Round-Trip Clock Retardation and the Conventionality of Simultaneity.Laurent A. Beauregard - 1977 - Foundations of Physics 7 (9-10):769-782.
    A synchrony-free, velocity-independent formulation of the Lorentz transformation is derived in a very simple manner with the help of thek-calculus. The dependence of the well-known relativistic effects on the choice of simultaneity metric is put forth, and the significance of the possibility of eliminating these effects is explored. This leads to a simple analysis of the clock paradox, or round-trip clock retardation. The doctrine of the conventionality of simultaneity is brought to bear on the interpretation of this effect. It is (...)
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