Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and the Arts Hardback
Edited by Melanie (University of King's College, Canada) Frappier, Letitia (Dalhousie University, Canada) Meynell, James Robert (University of Toronto, Canada) Brown
Part of the Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science series
From Lucretius throwing a spear beyond the boundary of the universe to Einstein racing against a beam of light, thought experiments stand as a fascinating challenge to the necessity of data in the empirical sciences.
Are these experiments, conducted uniquely in our imagination, simply rhetorical devices or communication tools or are they an essential part of scientific practice?
This volume surveys the current state of the debate and explores new avenues of research into the epistemology of thought experiments.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, 4 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/09/2012
- Category: Philosophy of science
- ISBN: 9780415885447