Standardization in Measurement: Philosophical, Historical and Sociological Issues

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Oliver Schlaudt, Lara Huber
Routledge, Oct 6, 2015 - Science - 256 pages
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The application of standard measurement is a cornerstone of modern science. In this collection of essays, standardization of procedure, units of measurement and the epistemology of standardization are addressed by specialists from sociology, history and the philosophy of science.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Making the Field
11
Standardizing and Representing
53
Calibration Accessing Precision from Within
95
The Apparatus of Commensurability
139
Standards and Power The Question of Authority
173
Notes
217
Index
251
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