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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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Abstract

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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Norton, John D.
Keywords: thought experiment empiricism Platonism
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: John Norton
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2002
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 20:23
Item ID: 719
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/719

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