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Title Thought experiments in methodological and historical contexts / edited by Katerina Ierodiakonou, Sophie Roux
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2011]
©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
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Subject Thought experiments -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
History.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Ierodiakonou, Katerina.
Roux, Sophie.
LC no. 2011011640
ISBN 1283161370
9004201777 (electronic bk.)
9781283161374
9789004201774 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)