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Models of philosophical thought experimentation

Tapsell, Jonathan Andy

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The practice of thought experimentation plays a central role in contemporary philosophical methodology. Many philosophers rely on thought experimentation as their primary and even sole procedure for testing theories about the natures of properties and relations. This test procedure involves entertaining hypothetical cases in imaginative thought and then undergoing intuitions about the distribution of properties and relations in them. A theory’s comporting with an intuition is treated as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13436
DOI: 10.25911/5d70f3e313502

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