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Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Thought Experiments in Philosophy


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Imaginative cases--or what might be called puzzles, paradoxes, and other thought experiments--play a central role in philosophy. This series offers students and researchers a wide range of such imaginative cases, with each volume devoted 50 such cases in a major subfield of philosophy. Each volume includes: some initial background information on the case, a clear and detailed description of the case, and an explanation of the issue(s) to which the case is relevant. Key responses to the case and suggested readings lists are also included. 

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Free Will and Human Agency: 50 Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Thought Experiments

Free Will and Human Agency: 50 Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Thought Experiments

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Garrett Pendergraft
July 21, 2022

In this new kind of entrée to contemporary discussions of free will and human agency, Garrett Pendergraft collects and illuminates 50 of the most relevant puzzles, paradoxes, and thought experiments. Assuming no familiarity with the philosophical literature on free will, each chapter describes a ...

Epistemology: 50 Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Thought Experiments

Epistemology: 50 Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Thought Experiments

1st Edition

By Kevin McCain
August 03, 2021

In this new kind of entrée to contemporary epistemology, Kevin McCain presents fifty of the field’s most important puzzles, paradoxes, and thought experiments. Assuming no familiarity with epistemology from the reader, McCain titles each case with a memorable name, describes the details of the case...

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