Is our understanding of measurement evolving?

Luca Mari

Abstract


Traditionally understood as a quantitative empirical process, in the last decades measurement has been reconsidered in its aims, scope, and structure, so that the basic questions are again important: what kind of knowledge do we obtain from a measurement? what is the source of the acknowledged special efficacy of measurement? A preliminary analysis is proposed here from an evolutionary perspective.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21014/acta_imeko.v10i4.1169