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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 falling bodies and other claims which have challenged scientific philosophers.
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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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`I recommend this book to anybody interested in the philosophy of science. ... a fascinating compendium.' - David Papineau, THES

 
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