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The ontology of temperature
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Philosophy and Linguistics.
2004 (English)In: Ursus Philosophicus: essays dedicated to Björn Haglund on his sixtieth birthday, 2004Chapter in book (Other academic)
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It is argued that temperature is a mind-independent emergent quality that supervenes on the kinetic energy of molecules and vibrating atoms. That is, temperature cannot be reduced to sensations of temperature, to a social-conceptual construction, or to kinetic energy.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-8206OAI: diva2:147877
Available from: 2009-01-28 Created: 2009-01-28 Last updated: 2013-07-24Bibliographically approved

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