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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.

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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


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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
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4700

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