PhilSci Archive

A Short History of the Method of Thought Experiments in Science

Kühne, Ulrich (2009) A Short History of the Method of Thought Experiments in Science. In: UNSPECIFIED.


Download (74kB)


1) Remarks on the historical development of the experimental method 2) Major stages in the development of a method called “thought experiment” (a) Metaphysics (Kant, Ørsted) (b) Anti-Metaphysics (Mach) (c) The modern physicists (Einstein, Heisenberg) 3) Does the history of the concept allow for a meaningful explanation of “thought experiments”? (a) Proposal 1: The construction of monsters (Lakatos) (b) Proposal 2: Arguments using generalised principles

Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Kühne, Ulrich
Keywords: Galileo, Kant, Oersted, Mach, Einstein, Heisenberg, Lakatos
Subjects: General Issues > Thought Experiments
Depositing User: Ulrich J. Kuehne
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:18
Item ID: 4700

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item