Discontinuities and singularities, data and phenomena: for Referentialism
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- Department of Philosophy 
Original versionBangu SI. Discontinuities and singularities, data and phenomena: for Referentialism. Synthese. 2019;196(5):1919-1937 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1747-2
The paper rebuts a currently popular criticism against a certain take on the referential role of discontinuities and singularities in the physics of first-order phase transitions. It also elaborates on a proposal I made previously on how to understand this role within the framework provided by the distinction between data and phenomena.