Wittgenstein's Beetle and Other Classic Thought Experiments
By (author) Martin Cohen
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Wittgenstein's Beetle and Other Classic Thought Experiments by Martin Cohen
Book Description"Wittgenstein's Beetle and Other Classic Thought Experiments" invites readers to participate actively in discovering the surprisingly powerful and fruitful tradition of 'thought experiments'. This work: gives a lively presentation of an 'A to Z' of 26 fascinating and influential thought experiments from philosophy and science; presents vivid and often humorous discussion of the experiments, including strengths and weaknesses, historical context, and contemporary uses; provides a 'how to' section for engaging in thought experiments; and, includes illustrations, mini-biographies, and suggestions for further reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405121927
(226mm x 153mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Martin Cohen
Martin Cohen is a teacher and writer specializing in philosophy, ethics and education, with a special interest in computing. His books include 101 Philosophy Problems (2nd edn., 2001), Political Philosophy (2001) and 101 Ethical Dilemmas (2003). He has been editor of The Philosopher since 1995.
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