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Philosophical and Foundational Issues in Measurement Theory by Philip Ehrlich, C. Wade Savage

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Quantitative Nonnumencal Relations in Science: Eudoxus, Newton, and Maxwell

Arnold Koslow

Brooklyn College and the Graduate School, C.U.N.Y.

 

 

In an earlier study,1 I tried to draw the distinction between quantitative and qualitative concepts without reference to or reliance upon numbers, concatenation operations, or ordering relations. Why should one try to do this? There were two very simple needs. The first was the obvious one that would occur to anyone who surveyed the older literature. Certain accounts of scientific method, and at least one influential movement in the theory of measurement, used the quantitative-qualitative distinction freely. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a clear and relatively simple characterization of the distinction? ...

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