Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and the Arts

1st Edition

Melanie Frappier, Letitia Meynell, James Robert Brown

Routledge
Published June 23, 2015
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781138921832 - CAT# Y202438
Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

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Summary

From Lucretius throwing a spear beyond the boundary of the universe to Einstein racing against a beam of light, thought experiments stand as a fascinating challenge to the necessity of data in the empirical sciences. Are these experiments, conducted uniquely in our imagination, simply rhetorical devices or communication tools or are they an essential part of scientific practice? This volume surveys the current state of the debate and explores new avenues of research into the epistemology of thought experiments.

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