Are thought experiments “disturbing”? The case of armchair physics

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Are thought experiments “disturbing”? The case of armchair physics. / Schindler, Samuel; Saint-Germier, Pierre.

I: Philosophical Studies, 2019.

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title = "Are thought experiments “disturbing”? The case of armchair physics",
abstract = "Proponents of the “negative program” in experimental philosophy have argued that judgements in philosophical cases, also known as case judgements, are unreliable and that the method of cases should be either strongly constrained or even abandoned. Here we put one of the main proponent’s account of why philosophical cases may cause the unreliability of case judgements to the test. We conducted our test with thought experiments from physics, which exhibit the exact same supposedly “disturbing characteristics” of philosophical cases.",
keywords = "Armchair physics, Disturbing characteristics, Experimental philosophy, Machery, Method of cases, Thought experiments",
author = "Samuel Schindler and Pierre Saint-Germier",
year = "2019",
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KW - Disturbing characteristics

KW - Experimental philosophy

KW - Machery

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