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Representationalism in Measurement Theory. Structuralism or Perspectivalism?

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Representationalism in Measurement Theory. Structuralism or Perspectivalism? / Wolff, Johanna Elisabeth.

Understanding Perspectivism : Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects. ed. / Michela Massimi; Casey D. McCoy. 1st. ed. New York : Routlegde, 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

Harvard

Wolff, JE 2019, Representationalism in Measurement Theory. Structuralism or Perspectivalism? in M Massimi & CD McCoy (eds), Understanding Perspectivism : Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects. 1st edn, Routlegde, New York.

APA

Wolff, J. E. (2019). Representationalism in Measurement Theory. Structuralism or Perspectivalism? In M. Massimi, & C. D. McCoy (Eds.), Understanding Perspectivism : Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects (1st ed.). Routlegde.

Vancouver

Wolff JE. Representationalism in Measurement Theory. Structuralism or Perspectivalism? In Massimi M, McCoy CD, editors, Understanding Perspectivism : Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects. 1st ed. New York: Routlegde. 2019

Author

Wolff, Johanna Elisabeth. / Representationalism in Measurement Theory. Structuralism or Perspectivalism?. Understanding Perspectivism : Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects. editor / Michela Massimi ; Casey D. McCoy. 1st. ed. New York : Routlegde, 2019.

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