A structural interpretation of measurement and some related epistemological issues

Alessandro Giordani, Luca Paolo Mari, Alessandro Giordani, Luca Mari, Paolo Carbone, Dario Petri

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Abstract

Measurement is widely applied because its results are assumed to be more reliable than opinions and guesses, but this reliability is sometimes justified in a stereotyped way. After a critical analysis of such stereotypes, a structural characterization of measurement is proposed, as partly empirical and partly theoretical process, by showing that it is in fact the structure of the process that guarantees the reliability of its results. On this basis the role and the structure of background knowledge in measurement and the justification of the conditions of object-relatedness ("objectivity") and subject-independence ("intersubjectivity") of measurement are specifically discussed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-11
Numero di pagine11
RivistaStudies in History and Philosophy of Science
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017

Keywords

  • Measurement
  • Models in measurement
  • Objectivity and intersubjectivity in measurement
  • Stereotypes of measurement

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