The Case Against
Haggqvist (Soren)
Source: Haggqvist - Thought Experiments In Philosophy, 1996, Chapter 1
Paper - Abstract

Paper Summary


Sections

  1. An epistemological puzzle?
  2. Scepticism about thought experiments
  3. Wilkes against philosophical thought experiments
    • 3.1 The underspecificity objection
    • 3.2 The natural kinds objection
    • 3.3 Theoretically impossible assumptions
  4. Criticism of Wilkes;
    • 4.1 On inadequate background
    • 4.2 On natural kinds and thought experiments
    • 4.3 On relevance and impossibility
    • 4.4 On theoretical possibility
  5. Fodor: there is no saying what we would say
  6. Quine: what we should say is indeterminate
  7. Dancy: counterfactual cases can't decide actual cases
    • 7.1 Moral reasons and properties
    • 7.2 How Dancy's criticism covers actual cases too
    • 7.3 On Dancy's notion of a holism of reasons
    • 7.4 How holism is compatible with the relevance of new cases
  8. Summary

Comment:

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