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On Thought Experiments: Is There More to the Argument?

Norton, John D. (2002) On Thought Experiments: Is There More to the Argument? [Preprint]

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      Thought experiments in science are merely picturesque argumentation. I support this view in various ways, including the claim that it follows from the fact that thought experiments can err but can still be used reliably. The view is defended against alternatives proposed by my co-symposiasts.

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      Item Type: Preprint
      Keywords: thought experiment empiricism Platonism
      Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
      General Issues > Models and Idealization
      Conferences and Volumes: [2002] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 18th Biennial Mtg - PSA 2002: Contributed Papers (Milwaukee, WI; 2002) > PSA 2002 Symposia
      Depositing User: John Norton
      Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2002
      Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
      Item ID: 719

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