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"Pictures, Models, and Measures" A contribution to Invited Symposium: "Wittgenstein's Picture Theory" at the 2015 Pacific APA Meeting

Sterrett, S. G. (2015) "Pictures, Models, and Measures" A contribution to Invited Symposium: "Wittgenstein's Picture Theory" at the 2015 Pacific APA Meeting. UNSPECIFIED.

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Putting Wittgenstein's writing into an historical context that includes scientific and technological developments as well as cultural and intellectual works can be helpful in understanding some of Wittgenstein's works. I focus on the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus in particular in this paper, and on topics related to pictures and models: the development of audio recording technologies, the development of miniature scale models that were both aesthetically pleasing and scientifically useful, particularly in the forensics of traffic accidents, and the culmination of a centuries-long effort to articulate the method behind the use of physical modeling, i.e., the formulation of a concept presented in 1914 and dubbed "physically similar systems."


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Sterrett, S. G.susangsterrett@gmail.com
Additional Information: Paper presented at Invited Symposium: Wittgenstein's Picture Theory at the 2015 Pacific APA Meeting in Vancouver, BC on April 3rd, 2015
Keywords: Wittgenstein, Models, Pictures, Physically Similar Systems, Boltzmann, Dimensions
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Technology
Depositing User: Dr Susan G. Sterrett
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2018 02:19
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2018 02:19
Item ID: 14333
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Technology
Date: 3 April 2015
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14333

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