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AbstractIn 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.
Complementary Science—History and Philosophy of Science as a Continuation of Science by Other Means
This chapter presents an in-depth discussion of the aims and methods of complementary science. Complementary science is presented as a productive direction for the fields of history and philosophy of science, without denying the importance of other directions. It can trigger a decisive tra... see more
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