<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Haggqvist (Soren) - Thought Experiments and Arguments (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6780.htm">Thought Experiments and Arguments</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/H/Author_Haggqvist (Soren).htm">Haggqvist (Soren)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Haggqvist - Thought Experiments In Philosophy, 1996, Chapter 5</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6780.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PapersToNotes_6780.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Sections</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li><a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">Thought experiments</A><SUP>1</SUP> are not arguments; </li><li>Formalisation; </li><li>Three proposals; <ul type="disc"><li>3.1 Norton: inductive arguments; </li><li>3.2 Laymon: deductions from possibilities and laws; </li><li>3.3 Sorensen: <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiments</A><SUP>2</SUP> as paradoxes; </li></ul></li><li>An alternative proposal; <ul type="disc"><li>4.1 A first formulation</li><li>4.2 A better formulation</li></ul></li><li>Application to Central Cases<ul type="disc"><li>5.1 The <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_56.htm">brain in a vat</A><SUP>3</SUP></li><li>5.2 Twin Earth</li><li>5.3 Oscar s arthritis</li><li>5.4 Searle s Chinese room</li><li>5.5 Newcombe s problem</li></ul> </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Photocopy of complete book; Filed in <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_05/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_5968.htm">Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 07 (H)</A>".<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:50" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:50:39</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>