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Thought experiments

Author: Roy A Sorensen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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Presents the general theory of the thought experiment. This work analyses a variety of thought experiments, ranging from aesthetics to zoology, and explores what thought experiments are, how they  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy A Sorensen
ISBN: 9780195129137 019512913X
OCLC Number: 179915797
Notes: Digitalisat der Druck-Ausg. Oxford, 1999.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Our Most Curious Device ; 2. Scepticism About Thought Experiments ; 3. Mach and Inner Cognitive Africa ; 4. The Wonder of Armchair Inquiry ; 5. Kuhntradictions ; 6. The Logical Structure of Thought Experiment ; 7. Conflict Vagueness and Precisification ; 8. The Evolution of Thought Experiment ; 9. Are Thought Experiments? ; 10. Fallacies and Antifallacies ; Notes ; Select Bibliography ; Subject Index ; Name Index
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Roy A. Sorensen.

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[An] important new book ... Sorensen articulates what is sure to become one of the central views about thought experiments, but he also provides an excellent introduction to this wonderful subject. Read more...

 
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