The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences

The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences

James Robert Brown


Newton's bucket, Einstein's elevator, Schrödinger's cat – those are the various best-known examples of concept experiments within the average sciences. yet what functionality do those experiments practice? Are they honestly experiments in any respect? Can they assist us achieve a better figuring out of the average world?  How is it attainable that we will research new issues simply by thinking?  

In this revised and up-to-date new version of his vintage textual content The Laboratory of the Mind, James Robert Brown maintains to safeguard apriorism within the actual international. This variation beneficial properties new chapters, one on “counter idea experiments” and one other at the improvement of inertial motion.  With lots of illustrations and up to date assurance of the controversy among Platonic rationalism and vintage empiricism, this can be a full of life and fascinating contribution to the sphere of philosophy of science.

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