Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy

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Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated, 1991 - Philosophy - 335 pages
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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.

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Contents

Preface
1
Thought Experimentation
31
Mediaeval ThoughtExperiments
43
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\Tamara Horowitz is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Gerald Massey is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh

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