Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Measurements, philosophy: A) the problem of measuring is discussed in the context of interpretations of quantum mechanics. B) the comparison of D. Davidson's attribution of linguistic meanings to measurement is taken up in other theories.

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Measuring / analogy / intentionality / belief / Brentano / Field: the idea is that the explanation is based not on relations like "x has mass in kg r" between physical objects and non-physical numbers, but in some "intrinsic relations" between physical objects themselves. e.g. "The mass of x is the sum of the masses of y and z". - Then Brentano’s problem has been solved - but we have to make strong assumptions about the internal structure of mind states. - Differently: Dennett: Here numbers can not be attributed to physical objects but to monadic properties - the property to have a certain mass.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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