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What's the Point of Talking About It?

As a philosophy, this makes me think about the role convention plays in epistemology. And those are my thoughts, what are yours?

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So here's the question, if a convention has no bearing over the laws of physics is there even a point talking about it? I mean from an epistimolgical standpoint?

Why The Speed Of Light Is Unmeasurable by Vertasium

Shall we appeal to Occam's Razor and surrender to a simplicity of sorts? Accepting a convention is what I am referring to, as opposed to an empirically verified fact. As an example, let's consider the speed of light at 299 792 458 m/s. To measure the speed of light we must measure the two-way, return trip of a beam of light. In this case, is the speed of light, c, the same in both directions? My guess, and it's purely a guess, is that the variable is heliocentric in a proximal and distal relationship.

As a philosophy, this makes me think about the role convention plays in epistemology.  And those are my thoughts, what are yours?


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On The Electodynamics of Moving Bodies by Albert Einstein.pdf
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