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Title Thought experiments in methodological and historical contexts / edited by Katerina Ierodiakonou, Sophie Roux
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 233 pages)
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; v. 19
Medieval and early modern science ; v. 15
History of science and medicine library ; v. 19
History of science and medicine library. Medieval and early modern science ; v. 15
Contents Introduction : the emergence of the notion of thought experiments / Sophie Roux -- Remarks on the history of an ancient thought experiment / Katerina Ierodiakonou -- Thought experiments in the De anima commentaries / Peter Lautner -- Thought experiments in late medieval debates on atomism / Christophe Grellard -- Thought experiments and indirect proofs in Averroes, Aquinas, and Buridan / Simo Knuuttila and Taneli Kukkonen -- Galileo's use of medieval thought experiments / Carla Rita Palmerino -- On Kant's critique of thought experiments in early modern philosophy / Stelios Virvidakis -- Philosophical thought experiments : in or out of the armchair? / Pascal Engel -- On the very idea of a thought experiment / Jean-Yves Goffi and Sophie Roux -- Thought experiments and mental simulations / John Zeimbekis
Summary "This book is the distant outcome of a workshop on thought experiments that took place in Athens in April 2007"--Acknowledgements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Thought experiments -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Ierodiakonou, Katerina.
Roux, Sophie.
LC no. 2011011640
ISBN 1283161370
9004201777 (electronic bk.)
9789004201774 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)