Scepticism About Thought Experiments
Sorensen (Roy)
Source: Thought Experiments, Roy A. Sorensen, 1992, Chapter 2
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Author’s Abstract1

  1. Detailed structuring of the issues begins by making chapter 2 a forum for sceptics.
  2. Doubts about thought experiment2 are given their most damning expression to date.

  1. Introspection on the Sly? 21
    … A. The Internal Horizon – 21
    … B. Complaints About Introspection – 22
    … C. The Parallel Plight of Thought Experiments3 – 26
  2. A Repackaged Appeal to Ordinary Language? 41
    … A. How the Appeal to Ordinary Language Is Supposed to Work – 42
    … B. Strong Scepticism About the Appeal to Ordinary Language – 42
    … C. Moderate Scepticism About the Appeal to Ordinary Language – 43
    … D. Semantic Descent to Thought Experiments4 – 45
  3. Thought Experiments5 and the Dilemma of Informativeness – 46


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Footnote 1: Taken from "Sorensen (Roy) - Thought Experiments: Introduction".

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