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Russell, Bertrand
 
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Bertrand Russell
Measurements B. Russell, ABC of Relativity 138
Measuring/Russell: always contains an element of convention - E.g. size of an electron: we always have to make two comparisons: - 1) between an electron at different times - 2) two electrons at the same time. - absurd: to assume that all the electrons were bigger or smaller in a different area - that would also affect the measuring device - therefore it would not be detectable. - Size of an electron: therefore convention! - in contrast, mass of an electron: no convention! - Because we can compare the effects of two electrons on a third one - if it is the same under the same circumstances, we can infer equality of mass which is not based on convention. II 140 symmetry conditions/Russell: can be produced completely by measuring conventions - therefore no reason to believe that they are a property of the world.

R I
B. Russell/A.N. Whitehead
Principia Mathematica Frankfurt 1986

R II
B. Russell
Das ABC der Relativitätstheorie Frankfurt 1989

R IV
B. Russell
Probleme der Philosophie Frankfurt 1967

R VI
B. Russell
Die Philosophie des logischen Atomismus
In
Eigennamen, U. Wolf (Hg), Frankfurt 1993

R VII
B. Russell
Wahrheit und Falschheit
In
Wahrheitstheorien, G. Skirbekk (Hg), Frankfurt 1996


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26