The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences

21 mai 1993|
The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences de James Robert Brown
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Thought experiments are performed in the laboratory of the mind. Beyond this metaphor it is difficult to say just what these remarkable devices for investigating nature are or how they work. Though most scientists and philosophers would admit their great importance, there has been very little serious study of them. This volume is the first book-length investigation of thought experiments.
Starting with Galileo''s argument on falling bodies, Brown describes numerous examples of the most influential thought experiments from the history of science. Following this introduction to the subject, some substantial and provocative claims are made, the principle being that some thought experiments should be understood in the same way that platonists understand mathematical activity: as an intellectual grasp of an independently existing abstract realm.
With its clarity of style and structure, The Laboratory of the Mind will find readers among all philosophers of science as well as scientists who have puzzled over how thought experiments work.
Titre :The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :192 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 0.7 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :192 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 0.7 po
Publié le :21 mai 1993
Publié par :Taylor and Francis
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780415095792

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