Thought Experiment: On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases

Voorkant
Routledge, 14 jan. 2014 - 280 pagina's
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.
 

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1 Introduction
1
2 Galileo
33
3 Theseus
65
4 Personal Identity
111
5 Conclusion
149
6 Bibliographies
161
Index
251
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Over de auteur (2014)

Tamar Szabo Gendler is at Syracuse University

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