Thought Experiment: On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases

Routledge (2000)

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Tamar Gendler
Yale University
Abstract
This book offers a novel analysis of the widely-used but ill-understood technique of thought experiment. The author argues that the powers and limits of this methodology can be traced to the fact that when the contemplation of an imaginary scenario brings us to new knowledge, it does so by forcing us to make sense of exceptional cases
Keywords Thought experiments
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Call number BD265.G46 2000
ISBN(s) 9781315054117   9780815336563   081533656X   9781138990333   1138990337
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