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Measurement at the Crossroads

Special issue of Perspectives on Science, 29(6), 2021

Guest Editors : Nadine de Courtenay, Fabien Grégis, Jan Lacki, Christine Proust, organizers of the conference "Measurement at the Crossroads"

About the conference :
"Measurement at the Crossroads (2018) is the third interdisciplinary conference to explore the history and philosophy of measurement after Dimensions of Measurement in Bielefeld (2013) and The Making of Measurement in Cambridge (2015). The conference has brought together historians, philosophers and sociologists of science to address questions related to measurement across disciplines ranging from the natural sciences to the life and human”.

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: : Perspectives on Science, Volume 29, Issue 6, November-December 2021, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Press Direct
: : ISSN 1063-6145, EISSN 1530-9274


  • Introduction : Measurement at the Crossroads, p. 681–700, doi
    Nadine de Courtenay (University of Paris, SPHere (UMR 7219), France), Fabien Grégis (Laboratoire SPHere (UMR 7219), France), Jan Lacki (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Christine Proust (CNRS, Laboratoire SPHERE (UMR 7219), France)
  • Two Myths of Representational Measurement, p. 701–741, doi
    Eran Tal (McGill University)
  • Measurement as Abduction, p. 742–756, doi
    Roman Z. Morawski (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • On Theory Dependence of Truth in Measurement, p. 757–781, doi
    Alessandro Giordani (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy), Luca Mari (Università Cattaneo - LIUC, Italy)
  • Chemistry and Measurement : Some Philosophical Lessons, p. 782–801, doi
    Jean-Pierre Llored (Ecole Centrale Casablanca, Morocco, & SPHere)
  • “The Uncertain Method of Drops” : How a Non-Uniform Unit Survived the Century of Standardization, p. 802–841, doi
    Rebecca L. Jackson (Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington)
  • “Who is There That Doesn’t Calculate ?” Homo Economicus as a Measuring Instrument in Non-Market Accounting, p. 842–868, doi
    Oliver Schlaudt (University of Heidelberg, Department of Philosophy)