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Philosophical approach to metrological conflicts in the evaluation of science

Jakub Krzeski

Abstract

This dissertation aims to examine the conditions of possibility for thinking about the evaluation of science through the prism of the metrological conflicts that constitute it. The argument develops in accordance with the thesis, that measures of scientific production are not simply something given, but the shape they take is the result of conflicts around them. In the Chapter 1 the main object of the inquiry is to establish a relationship between the measure and politics in the history of Western philosophy. The chapter focuses on the emerging tendency according to which the relationship between the measure and particularity, understood as domain of conflict, becomes more and more blurred. Accordingly, the process of universalization emerging from Chapter 1 becomes the main subject in Chapter 2. For this purpose, this chapter revisits Witold Kula’s historical metrology, in which the gradual process of universalization of measures is understood as the disappearance of metrological conflicts. If the first two chapters provide a general framework for analysing metrological conflict in its modern form, the task of two following chapters is to translate this framework into the reality of metrological conflicts within the science sector. Finally, the conclusions part of this dissertation summarizes the previous considerations, giving them the form of a research program for studying metrological conflicts in the evaluation of science. The main task of this program is defined as unravelling the particularisms behind the declared universal dimension of measures and, thus, bringing the conflict behind this process to the fore.
Record ID
UAM769570960f20423fa71845223f8f11ea
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
Filozoficzne ujęcie konfliktu metrologicznego w obszarze ewaluacji nauki
Title in English
Philosophical approach to metrological conflicts in the evaluation of science
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Wydział Filozoficzny [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNH/WF)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.2 philosophy
Year of creation
2021
Start date
2020
Defense Date
10-06-2021
Title date
10-06-2021
Supervisor
Pages
264
URL
https://hdl.handle.net/10593/26328 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
measure; metrological conflict; evaluation of science; quantification; evaluative homogeneity
Abstract in English
This dissertation aims to examine the conditions of possibility for thinking about the evaluation of science through the prism of the metrological conflicts that constitute it. The argument develops in accordance with the thesis, that measures of scientific production are not simply something given, but the shape they take is the result of conflicts around them. In the Chapter 1 the main object of the inquiry is to establish a relationship between the measure and politics in the history of Western philosophy. The chapter focuses on the emerging tendency according to which the relationship between the measure and particularity, understood as domain of conflict, becomes more and more blurred. Accordingly, the process of universalization emerging from Chapter 1 becomes the main subject in Chapter 2. For this purpose, this chapter revisits Witold Kula’s historical metrology, in which the gradual process of universalization of measures is understood as the disappearance of metrological conflicts. If the first two chapters provide a general framework for analysing metrological conflict in its modern form, the task of two following chapters is to translate this framework into the reality of metrological conflicts within the science sector. Finally, the conclusions part of this dissertation summarizes the previous considerations, giving them the form of a research program for studying metrological conflicts in the evaluation of science. The main task of this program is defined as unravelling the particularisms behind the declared universal dimension of measures and, thus, bringing the conflict behind this process to the fore.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM769570960f20423fa71845223f8f11ea/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM769570960f20423fa71845223f8f11ea

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