Inventing temperature measurement and scientific progress

The author presents simple yet challenging epistemic and technical questions about temperature-measuring instruments, and the complex web of abstract philosophical issues surrounding them. He also shows that many items of knowledge we take for granted are in fact spectacular achievements obtained af...

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Main Author: Chang, Hasok
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2004, 2004
Series:Oxford studies in philosophy of science / Oxford studies in philosophy of science
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The author presents simple yet challenging epistemic and technical questions about temperature-measuring instruments, and the complex web of abstract philosophical issues surrounding them. He also shows that many items of knowledge we take for granted are in fact spectacular achievements obtained after a great deal of innovative thinking
Physical Description:xviii, 286 p. ill
ISBN:9780199835003
0199835004