Thought experiments and philosophical knowledge

Metaphilosophy 42 (3):191-214 (2011)
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: While thought experiments play an important role in contemporary analytic philosophy, much remains unclear about thought experiments. In particular, it is still unclear whether the judgments elicited by thought experiments can provide evidence for the premises of philosophical arguments. This article argues that, if an influential and promising view about the nature of the judgments elicited by thought experiments is correct, then many thought experiments in philosophy fail to provide any evidence for the premises of philosophical arguments
Keywords philosophical expertise  thought experiments  skepticism  intuitions
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2011.01700.x
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