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The laboratory of the mind : thought experiments in the natural sciences

Author: James Robert Brown
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.
Series: Philosophical issues in science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An investigation into the philosophical implications of thought experiments, which provides accounts of some of the most influential thought experiments in history, including Gallileo's argument on  Read more...

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Named Person: Physik
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Robert Brown
ISBN: 0415054702 9780415054706 0415095794 9780415095792
OCLC Number: 22494614
Description: xi, 175 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Illustrations from the laboratory of the mind --
Structure of thought experiments --
Mathematical thinking --
Seeing the laws of nature --
Einstein's brand of verificationism --
Quantum mechanics : a platonic interpretation.
Series Title: Philosophical issues in science.
Responsibility: James Robert Brown.

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