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Thought experiments.

Author: Roy A Sorensen; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sorensen, Roy A.
Thought experiments / Roy Sorensen.
Oxford : Oxford University Press
(OCoLC)502405112
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy A Sorensen; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 019512913X 9780195129137
OCLC Number: 191827411
Description: 1 online resource (330 pages)
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

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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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