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Absolute velocities are measurable: Response to Jacobs

Middleton, Ben and Murgueitio Ramírez, Sebastián (2022) Absolute velocities are measurable: Response to Jacobs. [Preprint]

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In 2020, Caspar Jacobs developed a response to Middleton and Murgueitio Ramírez (MMR) who argued that absolute velocity is measurable. In particular, Jacobs argued both that MMR’s analysis of measurement is not reasonable and that it does not entail that absolute velocities are measurable. In this note, we show that both parts of Jacobs’ criticism fail. Thus, pace Jacobs, MMR’s case remains a challenge to the orthodoxy.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Middleton, Ben0000-0002-0795-2464
Murgueitio Ramírez, Sebastiánsmurguei@purdue.edu0000-0003-0035-0150
Keywords: absolute velocity, Newtonian mechanics, symmetry, measurement, possible worlds
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Depositing User: Dr. Sebastián Murgueitio Ramírez
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2023 14:05
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2023 14:05
Item ID: 22413
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Date: 12 July 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22413

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