# Foundational aspects of theories of measurement

@article{Scott1958FoundationalAO, title={Foundational aspects of theories of measurement}, author={Dana S. Scott and Patrick Suppes}, journal={Journal of Symbolic Logic}, year={1958}, volume={23}, pages={113 - 128} }

It is a scientific platitude that there can be neither precise control nor prediction of phenomena without measurement. Disciplines are diverse as cosmology and social psychology provide evidence that it is nearly useless to have an exactly formulated quantitative theory if empirically feasible methods of measurement cannot be developed for a substantial portion of the quantitative concepts of the theory. Given a physical concept like that of mass or a psychological concept like that of habit…

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