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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Re III 135 ff
Standard meter: at least one meter at a time was defined by reference to this Standard meter. Therefore, we could know a priori that the standard meter was one meter long. Nonetheless, it could be longer or shorter. "The Standard meter is one meter long" is only contingently true, but a priori knowable.
Re III 207 ff
Measuring instruments: can they tell us what color the stains are? That one is a red, the other is green? They cannot. And this is because words like "red" are observation predicates. The reason of our judgments about the accuracy of the applications of "red" is based on observation.


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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.
Logic Texts
Me I Albert Menne Folgerichtig Denken Darmstadt 1988
HH II Hoyningen-Huene Formale Logik, Stuttgart 1998
Re III Stephen Read Philosophie der Logik Hamburg 1997
Sal IV Wesley C. Salmon Logik Stuttgart 1983
Sai V R.M.Sainsbury Paradoxien Stuttgart 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-20