1st Edition

Thought Experiment
On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases

ISBN 9781138990333
Published February 29, 2016 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

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.



Tamar Szabo Gendler is at Syracuse University