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"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 Details

ISBN: 9781405121927
ISBN-10: 1405121920
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 153mm x 11mm)
Pages: 152
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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