Inventing Temperature
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Inventing Temperature : Measurement and Scientific Progress

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In Inventing Temperature, Chang takes a historical and philosophical approach to examine how scientists were able to use scientific method to test the reliability of thermometers; how they measured temperature beyond the reach of thermometers; and how they came to measure the reliability and accuracy of these instruments without a circular reliance on the instruments themselves. Chang discusses simple epistemic and technical questions about these instruments, which in turn lead to more complex issues about the solutions that were developed.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 544.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Marshall Cavend
  • 30 line illus.
  • 0195171276
  • 9780195171273

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[A] fascinating study * David Knight, BJHS, Vol. 39/4 * the most important book on this subject since Bridgman's classic work of 1927... Chang's book should become mandatory reading for anyone who wants to pursue the problem of measurement further. * Donald Gillies, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science *show more

About Hasok Chang

Hasok Chang is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Science at University College London.show more

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