Philosophical and foundational issues in measurement theory / edited by C. Wade Savage, Philip Ehrlich.

Edition
  • 1st edition
Published
  • Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates 1992
Physical description
1 online resource (241 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-134-75873-1
  • 1-138-97840-X
  • 1-134-75866-9
  • 0-203-77225-3
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • English
Contents
  • Cover; PHILOSOPHICAL AND FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES IN MEASUREMENT THEORY; Copyright; Contents; About the Contributors; 1 A Brief Introduction to Measurement Theory and to the Essays; 2 Intrinsic Archimedeanness and the Continuum; 3 Qualitative Axioms for Random-Variable Representation of Extensive Quantities; 4 On the EmpiricaI Status of Measurement Axioms: The Case of Subjective Probability; 5 Measuring Errors of Measurement; 6 The Structuralist View of Measurement: An Extension of Received Measurement Theories; 7 Synthetic Physics and Nominalist Realism
  • 8 Quantitative Nonnumerical Relations in Science: Eudoxus, Newton, and Maxwell9 Conventionalism in Measurement Theory; 10 Are There Objective Grounds for Measurement Procedures?; 11 Measurement from Empiricist and Realist Points of View; Author Index; Subject Index
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • Measurement theory has only recently become recognized as a legitimate, specialized field of inquiry. This text covers a wide range of issues of central concern to contemporary measurement theorists, and a broad range of philosophical perspectives are represented.

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