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by Katerina Ierodiakonou Sophie Roux

Author: Katerina Ierodiakonou Sophie Roux
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: BRILL (June 9, 2011)
Pages: 241 pages
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by Katerina Ierodiakonou Sophie Roux (Author) of philosophy and science and the methodology of thought experimentation in either discipline.

by Katerina Ierodiakonou Sophie Roux (Author). While the book succeeds in making the of its topic clear, and by addressing many of its aspects in lucid and thought-provoking ways, I fear more is needed for realizing that ambition. of philosophy and science and the methodology of thought experimentation in either discipline.

Katerina Ierodiakonou Sophie Roux. This book is printed on acid-free paper. p. cm. – (History of science and medicine library, ISSN 1872-0684 ; v. 19) (Medieval and early modern science ; v. 15) "This book is the distant outcome of a workshop on thought experiments that took place in Athens in April 2007"–Acknowledgements. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-90-04-20176-7 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Thought experiments–History–Congresses.

Historical Contexts and Early Modern Science.

Ierodiakonou and S. Roux, eds. Thought Experiments in Methodological and. Historical Contexts. History of Science and Medicine Library, Volume 19: Medieval. and Early Modern Science. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011. ix + 233 pp. EUR 9. 0. ISBN: 978-90-04-20176-7. Readers familiar with the history of science have no doubt encountered occasions when a. so-called thought experiment appears to play a crucial role in establishing (or. refuting) substantive doctrines in natural philosophy.

History of Science and Medicine Library, 19; Medieval and Early Modern Science, 1. ix + 233 p. bibl. Recommend this journal to your librarian for subscription.

Medieval and Early Modern Science," 1. Katerina Ierodiakonou, Sophie Roux. During the last decades of the twentieth century highly imaginative thought experiments were introduced in philosophy: Searle s Chinese room, variations on the Brain-in-a-vat, Thomson s violinist. At the same time historians of philosophy and science claimed the title of thought experiment for almost any argument: Descartes evil genius, Buridan s ass, Gyges ring. In the early 1990s a systematic debate began concerning the epistemological status of thought experiments.

The book is divided into three sections, each containing three papers Ierodiakonou provides an analysis of the first recorded ancient thought.

Thought Experiments in Methodological and Historical Contexts (History of Science and Medicine Library: Medieval and Early Modern Science 15). Ierodiakonou, Katerina and Roux, Sophie (ed. Brill Academic Publishers: Leiden, 2011 ISBN 9789004201767 (pb). The book is divided into three sections, each containing three papers. p The first section looks at thought experiments through the lens of history. Ierodiakonou provides an analysis of the first recorded ancient thought experiments, that of a man standing at the edge of the universe, extending a hand or stick to prove the infinite nature of the universe.

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Katerina Ierodiakonou, Sophie Roux. Thought experiments being central to contemporary philosophy and science, the following questions were asked in recent literature. What is their definition?

Katerina Ierodiakonou, Sophie Roux. What is their definition? Are they heuristic devices, arguments, paradoxes? Are they comparable to real experiments? Do intuition and conceivability intervene? Equally imaginative thought experiments are found in ancient, medieval, and Renaissance texts. Paying attention to prime historical examples of thought experiments, we show that historical perspectives help answer these general questions.

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Start by marking Thought Experiments in Methodological and Historical Contexts as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. In the ea During the last decades of the twentieth century highly imaginative thought experiments were introduced in philosophy: Searle s Chinese room, variations on the Brain-in-a-vat, Thomson s violinist.

During the last decades of the twentieth century highly imaginative thought experiments were introduced in philosophy: Searles Chinese room, variations on the Brain-in-a-vat, Thomsons violinist. At the same time historians of philosophy and science claimed the title of thought experiment for almost any argument: Descartes evil genius, Buridans ass, Gyges ring. In the early 1990s a systematic debate began concerning the epistemological status of thought experiments. The essays in this volume are an outcome of this debate. They were guided by the idea that, since we cannot forge a strict definition of thought experiments, we should at least tame the contemporary wild usage of this notion by analysing thought experiments from various periods, and thus clarify how they work, what their limits are, and what their conceptualisation could be.Medieval and Early Modern Science, 15