Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and the Arts (Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science)


From Lucretius throwing a spear past the boundary of the universe to Einstein racing opposed to a beam of sunshine, notion experiments stand as a desirable problem to the need of information within the empirical sciences. Are those experiments, performed uniquely in our mind's eye, easily rhetorical units or verbal exchange instruments or are they a vital a part of medical perform? This quantity surveys the present kingdom of the controversy and explores new avenues of analysis into the epistemology of notion experiments.

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