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Thought experiments in science and philosophy / edited by Tamara Horowitz and Gerald J. Massey.

Horowitz, Tamara.
[1991], ©1991
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Savage, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [1991], ©1991.

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335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


"This volume originated in a conference ... held at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, April 18-20, 1986"--Pref
Copy 1 Supplier/Donor: Blackwell N.A 22500870652


Thought experimentation in presocratic philosophy / Nicholas Rescher -- Mediaeval thought-experiments : the metamethodology of mediaeval science / Peter King -- Descartes, conceivability, and logical modality / Lilli Alanen -- Thought experiments and conceivability conditions / D.A. Anapolitanos -- Do all rational folk reason as we do? : Frege's thought experiment reconsidered / Barbara D. Massey -- Can thought experiments fail? / Allen I. Janis -- Thought experiments : a platonic account / James Robert Brown -- Thought experiments in Einstein's work / John Norton -- On the nature of thought experiments in scientific reasoning / Andrew D. Irvine -- Thought experiments of Steven Mach and Gouy : thought experiments as ideal limits and as semantic domains / Ronald Laymon
Reflections on strings / Mark Wilson -- Thought experiments in the philosophy of physical science / John Forge -- Darwinian thought experiments : a function for just-so-stories / James G. Lennox -- Thought experiments in linguistics / Sarah G. Thomason -- Method of imaginative variation in phenomenology / J.N. Mohanty -- The tradition of thought experiments in epistemology / Rolf George -- Backdoor analyicity / Gerald Massey -- On some pernicious thought-experiments / Richard M. Gale -- Newcomb's problem as a thought experiment / Tamara Horowitz -- Conceivability and modal knowledge / Stephen Cade Hetherington -- The ballad of Clyde the moose / Joseph L. Camp, Jr.

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