Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (1991)
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Gerald J. Massey
University of Pittsburgh
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Despite their centrality and importance to both science and philosophy, relatively little has been written about thought experiments. This volume brings together a series of extremely interesting studies of the history, mechanics, and applications of this important intellectual resource. A distinguished list of philosophers and scientists consider the role of thought experiments in their various disciplines, and argue that an examination of thought experimentation goes to the heart of both science and philosophy
Keywords Thought and thinking   Philosophy and science
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ISBN(s) 9780847677061     0847677060 (alk. paper)
DOI 10.2307/2108510
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