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Thought Experiments$
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Roy A. Sorensen

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195129137

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/019512913X.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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Thought Experiments
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Roy A. Sorensen (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019512913X.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the purpose of this book, which is to present a general theory of thought experiments. The discussion includes thought experiments from many disparate fields, ranging from aesthetics to zoology. The primary goal is to establish true and interesting generalizations about them. Success here will radiate to the secondary goal of understanding philosophical thought experiments. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   thought experiments, science, experiments, general theory

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