Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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I 98-104
Duplication / ratios / knowledge / perception / Poincaré: Assumed, overnight all lengths have doubled - would we notice something? - Poincaré: No - I 102f SchlesingerVsPoincaré: different changes: Gravity: 1/4 as strong as before, density: 1/8, air pressure: 1/8, - mercury thermometer burst - Pendulum: Day length root 2 longer - the speed of light is growing by the same factor (measured by Pendulum) - other clocks: no slower (srping force) - open question: whether the other conservation laws remain constant - I 104 when all the atoms are increased, then the electron has to cope the uphill quantum leap with double the distance and needs a doubled energy expenditure - > huge temperature drop - I 120 hierarchy does not change.
W. Poundstone
I W. Poundstone Im Labyrinth des Denkens, Reinbek 1995

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29