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The Completeness of Scientific Theories : On the Derivation of Empirical Indicators within a Theoretical Framework: The Case of Physical Geometry

Author: Martin Carrier
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1994.
Series: University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science, A Series of Books in Philosophy of Science, Methodology, Epistemology Logic, History of Science, and Related Fields, 53.
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The Completeness of Scientific Theories deals with the role of theories in measurement. Theories are employed in measurements in order to account for the operation of the instruments and to correct the raw data obtained. These observation theories thus guarantee the reliability of measurement procedures. In special cases a theory can be used as its own observation theory. In such cases it is possible, relying on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Carrier
ISBN: 9789401109109 9401109109
OCLC Number: 851382644
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 278 pages).
Contents: A. Theory and Evidence in Scientific Theories --
I / The Theory-Ladenness of Observation and Measurement --
II / The Completeness of Theories --
III / Completeness in Natural Science and Psychology --
B. Theory and Evidence in Physical Geometry --
IV / Reichenbach Loops in Operation: The Conventionality of Physical Geometry --
V / The Completeness of General Relativity Theory --
VI / The Conventionality of Physical Geometry: A Reconsideration --
Notes --
Index of Names --
Index of Subjects.
Series Title: University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science, A Series of Books in Philosophy of Science, Methodology, Epistemology Logic, History of Science, and Related Fields, 53.
Responsibility: by Martin Carrier.

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Earlier in this century, many philosophers of science (for example, Rudolf Carnap) drew a fairly sharp distinction between theory and observation, between theoretical terms like 'mass' and  Read more...

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