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Author Gendler, Tamar.

Title Thought experiment : on the powers and limits of imaginary cases / Tamar Szabo Gendler.

Imprint New York : Garland Pub., 2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  128.3 G285t 2000    ---  Available
Description xvii, 258 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series Studies in philosophy
Studies in philosophy (New York, N.Y.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-250) and index.
Summary "This book offers a novel analysis of the widely-used but ill-understood technique of though 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Galileo -- 3. Theseus -- 4. Personal Identity -- 5. Conclusion -- 6. Bibliographies.
Subject Thought experiments.
ISBN 081533656X (alk. paper)
9780815336563 (alk. paper)

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