Studies in History and Philosophy of Science

Measurement, Realism and Objectivity

Essays on Measurement in the Social and Physical Sciences

Editors: Forge, J. (Ed.)

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The institutionalization of History and Philosophy of Science as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour began comparatively earl- though not always under that name - in the Australasian region. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appoint­ ments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and 1960s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia and in New Zealand. "Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science" aims to provide a distinctive publication outlet for Australian and New Zealand scholars working in the general area of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Each volume comprises a group of essays on a connected theme, edited by an Australian or a New Zealander with special expertise in that particular area. Papers address general issues, however, rather than local ones; parochial topics are avoided. Further­ more, though in each volume a majority of the contributors is from Australia or New Zealand, contributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out. Quite the reverse, in fact - they are actively encour­ aged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Ontology of Intelligence

    Flynn, James R.

    Pages 1-40

  • Quantum Measurement and Bell’s Theorem

    Krips, Henry

    Pages 41-58

  • Qualified Quantities: Towards an Arithmetic of Real Experience

    Funtowicz, S. O. (et al.)

    Pages 59-88

  • Punctuated Equilibrium Theory and Time: A Case Study in Problems of Coherence in the Measurement of Geological Time (The ‘KBS’ Tuff Controversy and the Dating of Rocks in the Turkana Basin, Kenya)

    Oldroyd, David R.

    Pages 89-152

  • Einstein, The Hole Argument and the Reality of Space

    Norton, John

    Pages 153-188

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measurement, Realism and Objectivity
Book Subtitle
Essays on Measurement in the Social and Physical Sciences
Editors
  • J. Forge
Series Title
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-3919-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-3919-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-2542-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8238-9
Series ISSN
0929-6425
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
372
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