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Mesure et relativité : L'interprétation de la formule de Protagoras et les notions de vérité et de validité dans les sciences contemporaines

Abstract : The interpretation of Protagoras and the notions of truth and validity in the contemporary sciences. This text, which begins with a recapitulation and interpretation of Protagoras about relativity, is further concerned with measure, relation and relativity in the history of sciences. Some links between measure, relation, validity and relativity being established, we can separate relativity and relativism (two concepts often blurred). If the concept of « relative » is reduced to a set of arbitrary points of view towering above the world, it leads to relativism ans its correlated disorder. On the contrary, if this relativity is accurately and rigourously measured (that is the crucial point), if these points of view receive a coefficient (which do not eliminate but neutralize their specificity, and define a field of validity), then relativity means better measure and certainly not relativism. Relativity can be a complex form of universality.
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Gil Delannoi. Mesure et relativité : L'interprétation de la formule de Protagoras et les notions de vérité et de validité dans les sciences contemporaines. Les études philosophiques, Presses Universitaires de France, 1999, pp.333 - 346. ⟨hal-03416456⟩

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