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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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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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