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  1. Psychophysics, Intensive Magnitudes, and the Psychometricians' Fallacy.Joel Michell - 2006 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 37 (3):414-432.
    As an aspiring science in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, psychology pursued quantification. A problem was that degrees of psychological attributes were experienced only as greater than, less than, or equal to one another. They were categorised as intensive magnitudes. The meaning of this concept was shifting, from that of an attribute possessing underlying quantitative structure to that of a merely ordinal attribute . This fluidity allowed psychologists to claim that their attributes were intensive magnitudes and measurable . This (...)
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