The laboratory of the mind 1 science philosophical perspectives i title ii series 501 library of congress cataloging in publication data brown james robert the laboratory of the mind thought experiments in the natural sciences james robert brown p cm philosophical issues in science includes bibliographical references and index 1. Review of j r brown the laboratory of the mind thought experiments in the natural sciences academics and appointments 1971 1974 be chem eng with honours i and university medal school of chemical engineering university of nsw sydney australia 1978 1981 phd in the school of history and philosophy of science university of . Thought experiments are a natural part of human cognition we engage in a thought experiment when we watch the super bowl and try to imagine what the winning players will do during the locker room celebration or when we try to imagine how well go about telling our spouse that we spent more money than the budget allows on a new computer. Review of james r brown the laboratory of the mind thought experiments in the natural sciences london routledge 1991 download why thought experiments do not transcend empiricism pp 44 66 in christopher hitchcock ed contemporary debates in the philosophy of science. Brown the laboratory of the mind thought experiments in the natural science 1991a 1991b contemporary debates in philosophy of science 2004 thought experiments 2008 argues that thought experiments te in science cannot be arguments and cannot even be represented by arguments
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