Reasoning in Measurement (Hardcover)

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By Nicola Mossner (Editor), Alfred Nordmann (Editor)
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This collection offers a new understanding of the epistemology of measurement. The interdisciplinary volume explores how measurements are produced, for example, in astronomy and seismology, in studies of human sexuality and ecology, in brain imaging and intelligence testing. It considers photography as a measurement technology and Henry David Thoreau's poetic measures as closing the gap between mind and world.

By focusing on measurements as the hard-won results of conceptual as well as technical operations, the authors of the book no longer presuppose that measurement is always and exclusively a means of representing some feature of a target object or entity. Measurement also provides knowledge about the degree to which things have been standardized or harmonized - it is an indicator of how closely human practices are attuned to each other and the world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781848936027
ISBN-10: 1848936028
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 9th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Hist and Phil of Technoscience