29th Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science

November 1-3, 2013, University of Colorado- Boulder

Topic: Measurement Across the Sciences

Measurement plays a central role in scientific inquiry. But as science has changed over time, and new scientific disciplines have sprung up, the nature of scientific measurement has become complicated. To what extent do different scientific disciplines have a common understanding of measurement as a tool of inquiry? On the other hand, to what extent has the meaning and purpose of measurement become idiosyncratic to each discipline? And is it necessary for us to have common standards of measurement across disciplines? It is crucial for historians, philosophers, and scientists alike to reflect upon the role that measurement has played, and continues to play, across the sciences.

Keynote speakers:
Denny Borsboom, Psychology Department, University of Amsterdam
Judah Levine, National Institute of Standards (Time and Frequency Division) & Department of Physics, University of Colorado.

URL: http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/chps/conference.htm

Posted: September 20, 2013