Thought Experiment: On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases

1st Edition

Tamar Szabo Gendler

Routledge
Published February 29, 2016
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9781138990333 - CAT# Y210212
Series: Studies in Philosophy

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Summary

This book offers a novel analysis of the widely-used but ill-understood technique of thought experiment. The author argues that the powers and limits of this methodology can be traced to the fact that when the contemplation of an imaginary scenario brings us to new knowledge, it does so by forcing us to make sense of exceptional cases.

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