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Hasok Chang
Cambridge University
In Inventing Temperature, Chang takes a historical and philosophical approach to examine how scientists were able to use scientific method to test the reliability of thermometers; how they measured temperature beyond the reach of thermometers; and how they came to measure the reliability and accuracy of these instruments without a circular reliance on the instruments themselves. Chang discusses simple epistemic and technical questions about these instruments, which in turn lead to more complex issues about the solutions that were developed.
Keywords Temperature measurements   Thermometers   Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge   Science
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ISBN(s) 9780195171273   0195171276   0195337387
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