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Description - Thought Experiment by Tamar Szabo Gendler

This work offers an analysis of the widely-used but ill-understood technique of thought experiment which is a process of reasoning. It is carried out within the context of a well-articulated imaginary scenario in order to answer a specific question about a non-imaginary situation and is extensively employed in fields as diverse as physics, computer science, law, and philosophy. The book puts forward the argument 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815336563
ISBN-10: 081533656X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tamar Szabo Gendler

Tamar Szabo Gendler is at Syracuse University

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