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A Short History of the Method of Thought Experiments in Science

Kuehne, Ulrich J. (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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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Kuehne, Ulrich J.ulrich.kuehne.1987@balliol.org0000-0002-9742-3290
Keywords: Galileo, Kant, Oersted, Mach, Einstein, Heisenberg, Lakatos
Subjects: General Issues > Thought Experiments
Depositing User: Dr. Ulrich J. Kuehne
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2019 21:46
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2019 21:46
Item ID: 16464
Subjects: General Issues > Thought Experiments
Date: 2009
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16464

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