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Thought Experiment

On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases, 1st Edition

By Tamar Szabo Gendler

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280 pages

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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.

About the Author

Tamar Szabo Gendler is at Syracuse University

About the Series

Studies in Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI015000
PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body