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Are Thought Experiments Experiments?

Roy A. Sorensen

in Thought Experiments

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780195129137
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786138 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019512913X.003.0010
 						Are Thought Experiments Experiments?

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This chapter addresses the suspicion that “thought experiment” is systematically misleading. It itemizes how “thought experiment” is actually a systematically leading expression. This catalogue of hot tips raises a variety of issues ranging from how thought experiments differ from simulations to the ethics of fantasy.

Keywords: imaginary experiments; fictional experiments; mythical experiments; models; simulations; reenactments

Chapter.  17179 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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