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  1. Thought Experiments.Yiftach J. H. Fehige & James R. Brown - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 25 (1):135-142.
  2. Thought Experiments: State of the Art.Michael T. Stuart, Yiftach Fehige & James R. Brown - 2018 - In Michael T. Stuart, Yiftach Fehige & James Robert Brown (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments. London, UK: Routledge. pp. 1-28.
  3. The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments.Michael T. Stuart, Yiftach J. H. Fehige & James Robert Brown (eds.) - 2018 - London: Routledge.
    Thought experiments are a means of imaginative reasoning that lie at the heart of philosophy, from the pre-Socratics to the modern era, and they also play central roles in a range of fields, from physics to politics. The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments is an invaluable guide and reference source to this multifaceted subject. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion covers the following important areas: -/- · the history of thought experiments, from antiquity to (...)
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  4. Thought Experiments. [REVIEW]James Robert Brown & Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 1995 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 25 (1):135-142.
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    Science and Religion: East and West.Yiftach Fehige (ed.) - 2015 - Routledge India.
    This volume situates itself within the context of the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that is dedicated to the study of the complex interactions between science and religion. It presents an innovative approach insofar as it addresses the Eurocentrism that is still prevalent in this field. At the same time it reveals how science develops in the space that emerges between the ‘local’ and the ‘global’. The volume examines a range of themes central to the interaction between science and religion: ‘Eastern’ (...)
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    The Annus Mirabilis of 1986: Thought Experiments and Scientific Pluralism.Yiftach Fehige - 2021 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 11 (1):222-240.
    This paper is about the remarkable explosion in the literature on thought experiments since the 1980s. It enters uncharted territory. The year 1986 is of particular interest: James R. Brown presents his Platonism about thought experiments for the first time in Dubrovnik, and in Pittsburgh John D. Norton shares his empiricist approach with participants in what was probably the 20th century’s very first major conference on thought experiments. It was the time when philosophy of science had taken a pluralistic turn, (...)
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    On the Origins of the Philosophy of Thought Experiments: The Forerun.Yiftach Fehige & Michael T. Stuart - 2014 - Perspectives on Science 22 (2):179-220.
    Philosophical debate about the nature and function of thought experiments would be impoverished without good historical sources. And while valuable work is being done on the history of thought experiments, a comprehensive discussion of the history of philosophical investigation into thought experiments is still absent in the literature (but see Kühne 2005; Moue et al. 2006). In what follows we take the first steps towards providing a more complete picture of the diverse attempts to shed light on thought experiments.The term (...)
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    The Relativized a Priori and the Laboratory of the Mind: Towards a Neo-Kantian Account of Thought Experiments in Science.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2013 - Epistemologia 36 (1):55-73.
    Building on a previously published contextualization of Marco Buzzoni’s Neo- Kantian account of scientific thought-experiments, this paper examines the explanatory power of this account. It is argued that Buzzoni’s account suffers from a number of shortcomings. Einstein’s clock-in-the-box thought experiment facilitates the demonstration of these deficits. In the light of both the identified inadequacies of Buzzoni’s account and the long-standing history of Kantian approaches to thought experiments, this paper finally sketches an alternative Neo-Kantian account. This alternative utilizes Michael Friedman’s reading (...)
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    On Thought Experiments, Theology, and Mathematical Platonism.Yiftach Fehige & Andrea Vestrucci - forthcoming - Axiomathes:1-12.
    In our contribution to this special issue on thought experiments and mathematics, we aim to insert theology into the conversation. There is a very long tradition of substantial inquiries into the relationship between theology and mathematics. Platonism has been provoking a consolidation of that tradition to some extent in recent decades. Accordingly, in this paper we look at James R. Brown’s Platonic account of thought experiments. Ultimately, we offer an analysis of some of the merits and perils inherent in framing (...)
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  10. The Body, Thought Experiments, and Phenomenology.Yiftach J. H. Fehige & Harald Wiltsche - 2012 - In Thought Experiments in Philosophy, Science, and the Arts.
    An explorative contribution to the ongoing discussion of thought experiments. While endorsing the majority view that skepticism about thought experiments is not well justified, in what follows we attempt to show that there is a kind of “bodiliness” missing from current accounts of thought experiments. That is, we suggest a phenomenological addition to the literature. First, we contextualize our claim that the importance of the body in thought experiments has been widely underestimated. Then we discuss David Gooding's work, which contains (...)
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    "Experiments of Pure Reason": Kantianism and Thought Experiments in Science.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2012 - Epistemologia 35 (1):141-160.
    Marco Buzzoni has presented a Kantian account of thought experiments in science as a serious rival to the current empiricist and Platonic accounts. This paper takes the first steps of a comprehensive assessment of this account in order to further the more general discussion of the feasibility of a Kantian theory of scientific thought experiments. Such a discussion is overdue. To this effect the broader question is addressed as to what motivates a Kantian approach. Buzzoni's account and the assessment developed (...)
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  12. Thought Experimenting with God. Revisiting the Ontological Argument.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2009 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 51 (3):249-267.
    The ontological argument is one of the most intriguing lines of reasoning in Western thought. Leaving behind debates over the proper relation between science and religion, it makes a simple move from conceptual analysis to existence in order to prove the existence of god. The ontological argument will be reviewed against the background of the contemporary debate on thought experiments. Assuming that the ontological argument fails as a philosophical proof, I will argue that its move from concept to existence might (...)
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    In What Sense Exactly Did Christianity Give Us Racial Science?Yiftach Fehige - 2019 - Zygon 54 (1):230-236.
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  14. Quantum Physics and Theology: John Polkinghorne on Thought Experiments.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2012 - Zygon 47 (2):256-288.
    Abstract Thought experimentation is part of accepted scientific practice, and this makes it surprising that philosophers of science did not seriously engage with it for a very long time. The situation changed in the 1990s, resulting in a highly intriguing debate over thought experiments. Initially, the discussion focused mostly on thought experiments in physics, philosophy, and mathematics. Other disciplines have since become the subject of interest. Yet, nothing substantial has been said about the role of thought experiments in nonphilosophical theology. (...)
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    Poems of Productive Imagination: Thought Experiments, Christianity and Science in Novalis.Yiftach Fehige - 2013 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 55 (1):54-83.
    Thought experiments are employed for a number of reasons and in many different disciplines. This paper explores the work of Novalis in relation to the method of thought experiments in theology, with a special focus on the encounter between Christianity and the science of his day. In a first step I revisit the ongoing philosophical discussion on thought experiments in order to highlight the lack of interest in the literary features of thought experiments. Step two is dedicated to a discussion (...)
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  16. Sexual Diversity and Divine Creation: A Tightrope Walk Between Christianity and Science.Yiftach Fehige - 2013 - Zygon 48 (1):35-59.
    Although modern societies have come to recognize diversity in human sexuality as simply part of nature, many Christian communities and thinkers still have considerable difficulties with related developments in politics, legislation, and science. In fact, homosexuality is a recurrent topic in the transdisciplinary encounter between Christianity and the sciences, an encounter that is otherwise rather “asexual.” I propose that the recent emergence of “Christianity and Science” as an academic field in its own right is an important part of the larger (...)
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    Motivating the History of the Philosophy of Thought Experiments.Michael T. Stuart & Yiftach Fehige - 2021 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 11 (1):212-221.
    This is the introduction to a special issue of HOPOS on the history of the philosophy of thought experiments.
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    Introduction to Special Issue of Perspectives on Science.Yiftach Fehige & Michael T. Stuart - 2014 - Perspectives on Science 22 (2):167-178.
    This is an introduction to a special issue of Perspectives on Science, the outcome of a workshop entitled "Thought Experiments in Science: Four Blind Spots," held at the University of Toronto, March 23rd, 2012. The recent revival in philosophical study of thought experiments has been limited to fields like epistemology, science studies, and metaphilosophy. With this issue we hope to facilitate a discussion about how some other disciplinary perspectives might bear on the subject; specifically, the history of philosophy, literary studies, (...)
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  19. Sexualized Brains. [REVIEW]Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2009 - Isis: 100 (4):887-888.
  20. The Meaning of the World’s Meaning. [REVIEW]Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2007 - EMBO 8 (5).
     
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  21. Die Autonomie der Person. [REVIEW]Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2002 - Theologie Und Philosophie 77 (1):154-156.
  22. Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship. [REVIEW]Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2010 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84 (1):186-188.
  23. Gottesbeweis oder Gedankenexperiment christlicher Theologie? Zu Dombrowskis Verteidigung des Ontologischen Arguments.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2009 - Jahrbuch für Religionsphilosophie 8:69-91.
    In this paper I argue that Daniel A. Dombrowski's defence of a version of Anselm's ontological argument fails.
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  24. Wessen Wille Geschehe? Fremdnützige Forschung an Nichteinwilligungsfähigen. Die Argumente in der Philosophischen Kritik.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2004 - Zeitschrift Fur Philosophie Forschung 58 (3):397-427.
    This paper critically examines the predominant arguments that have been proposed either in favour or against non-benefit medical research with human subjects incapable of informed consent. It is argued that none of the arguments succeeds, while acknowledging that such research is necessary.
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    The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering. [REVIEW]Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2009 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83 (4):636-639.
  26. Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life. [REVIEW]Yiftach Fehige - 2009 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 1 (2):139-143.
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    Gedankenexperimente in der Offenbarungstheologie?Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2011 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 59 (1).
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    The "Art of Dialogue" and the Christian-Jewish Encounter. A First Approach.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2010 - Jahrbuch für Religionsphilosophie 9:67-93.
    In this paper I raise awareness of a crucial blind spot in scholarship on the Christian-Jewish dialogue. The main argument of the paper is that a closer examination of the dialogue form is necessary in order to assess the tenability of Christian-Jewish dialogue. Despite the widespread talk and intensive scholarship about the Jewish-Christian dialogue two things remain unclear: what concept of dialogue is presupposed; what makes the dialogue form appropriate for the Christian-Jewish encounter. This paper discusses the possibility that the (...)
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    The Negation of Nonsense is Nonsense: Hilary Putnam on Science and Religion.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2010 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 52 (4):350-376.
    While the influential analytical philosopher Hilary Putnam has made significant contributions to philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and philosophy of science, he isn't generally regarded as a philosopher of religion or a theologian. Nonetheless, I argue that his work should be of great interest to philosophers of religion and theologians. Focusing on the relationship between science and religion, this paper explores the importance of Putnam's attempt to reconcile his anti-metaphysical stance and his commitment to a religious form of life (...)
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  30. Miracles and Science: Mora Than a Miraculous Relationship.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2012 - Toronto Journal of Theology 28 (1):159-163.
    A solicited response to Robert Larmer's defence of the supernaturalist model of miracles. I show why Larmer fails to make his claim plausible that there aren't any good theological reasons to turn away from the supernaturalist model of miracles.
     
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  31. Review Of: O. Gingerich: God’s Universe. [REVIEW]Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2008 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 11:232-234.
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    Die Geschlechtererosion des Semantischen Realismus.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2006 - mentis.
    This work is a contribution to analytic philosophy of sex. It deals with the scientific concept of the sexed human body by focusing in particular on the logical and the semantic implications of such a concept.
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  33. God’s Universe. [REVIEW]Yiftach Fehige - 2009 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 12.
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  34. Kreativität Im Denken. Eine Kritik des Reliabilitätsarguments von John D. Norton Gegen Rationalistische Epistemologien Zur Methode des Gedankenexperiments.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2005 - In Günter Abel (ed.), Kreativität. Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
    In this paper I argue that Norton's case against Brown's rationalism about thought experiments suffers from serious shortcomings, which relate to the nature of induction.
     
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  35. Sexualphilosophie: eine einführende Annäherung.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2007 - LIT.
    This book is an introduction to philosophy of sex. The history of philosophy of sex is depicted (from Plato to Herman Schmitz) to set up the background against which the philosophy of sex by Herman Schmitz is analyzed. This leads to the discussion of topics like masturbation, the ontology of the sexed human body, and same-sex marriage.
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  36. Thought Experiments in Philosophy, Science, and the Arts.Yiftach J. H. Fehige & Harald Wiltsche - 2012
     
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    Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith. [REVIEW]Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2007 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (4):674-677.
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    The Meaning of Belief: Religion From an Atheist's Point of View. By Tim Crane. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. 224 Pages. US $24.95, Euro 19,95. [REVIEW]Yiftach Fehige - 2018 - Zygon 53 (3):933-936.
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  39. Transsexuality: Reconciling Christianity and Science.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2011 - Toronto Journal of Theology 27 (1):51-71.
    Furthering the dialogue with J. Wentzel van Huyssteen over his way of reconciling Christianity and science while reflecting on human uniqueness, I offer a philosophical analysis of the phenomenon of transsexuality. The focus of my analysis is the implications of transsexuality for the metaphysics of reductive naturalism. Envisioning a pluralistic ontology of the sexed human body, I propose to account for human sexuality within the general framework of normative pragmatism. The context of my reflections is a theology of sexual diversity, (...)
     
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  40. Gedankenexperimente. Die Genese Einer Wissenschaftsphilosophischen Forschungstradition Nach Ulrich Kühne.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2007 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie (1):149-157.
    This is a review essay of what is probably the best contribution to the history of the philosophical investigation into thought experiments.
     
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    Putnams Semi-Fideismus.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2007 - Theologische Quartalschrift 185 (3):215-234.
  42. Die Frage Nach Gott Und Eine Kritik der Überzogenen Antwort von Norbert Hoerster.Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2006 - Theologie Und Philosophie 81 (4):93-103.
    In this paper I show why Norbert Hoerster's plea for atheism is rather unconvincing.
     
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    A Syllabus of Gingras’ Errors: Yves Gingras: Science and Religion: An Impossible Dialogue. Maiden, MA: Polity Books, July 2017, 272p, $26.95 PB.Yiftach Fehige & Adam Richter - 2019 - Metascience 28 (2):211-219.
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    Moving Further Beyond Secularism: A “Lutheran” Reading of the Cosmology of Thomas Nagel.Yiftach Fehige - 2018 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 60 (2):229-254.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie Jahrgang: 60 Heft: 2 Seiten: 229-254.
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    Seek and You Will Find: Andrew Briggs, Hans Halvorson, & Andrew Steane: It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation From Science, Philosophy, & Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, 368 Pp, £19.99 HB. [REVIEW]Yiftach Fehige - 2020 - Metascience 29 (1):129-131.
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  46. Giving an Account of Oneself. [REVIEW]Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2004 - Theologie Und Philosophie 79 (1):146-149.
     
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  47. Feministische Theorien. Zur Einführung. [REVIEW]Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2002 - Theologie Und Philosophie 77 (3):474-476.
     
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  48. Das Leibliche Selbst. Vorlesungen Zur Phänomenologie des Leibes. [REVIEW]Yiftach J. H. Fehige - 2001 - Theologie Und Philosophie 76 (3):472-475.
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    Divided by Language, but United in the Imagination?Yiftach Fehige - 2022 - Sophia 61 (1):61-77.
    In my contribution to this special issue, I draw attention to the topic of the imagination at the interface of modern science and Christian theology. The paper entertains in critical perspective the notion that language divides, while the imagination unites. While the paper is intended to be explorative, a clear thesis emerges: in its commitment to consilience, Christian theology is directed to the imagination under the pressure of the pluralizing effects of a reason that is constrained by language.
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    Atheism Vs. Atheism in the Encounter Between Science and Religion.Yiftach Fehige - 2019 - Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 6 (2):183.
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