Thought Experiments

Publications pertinent to thought experiments include: Thought Experiments in Methodological and Historical Contexts edited by Katerina Ierodiakonou and Sophie Roux, Thought Experiments by Roy A. Sorensen, Thought Experiments by James Robert Brown and Yiftach Fehige, Thought Experiments by Tamar S. Gendler, Thought Experiments: Determining their Meaning by Igal Galili, Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy by Tamara Horowitz and Gerald Massey and Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and Mathematics by James R. Brown.

Publications pertinent to thought experiments, epistemology and imagination include: An Epistemological Role for Thought Experiments by Michael Bishop, Imagination and Epistemology by Jonathan Ichikawa, Imagination and Insight: A New Account of the Content of Thought Experiments by Letitia Meynell, When an Image Turns Into Knowledge: The Role of Visualization in Thought Experimentation by Miriam Reiner and John Gilbert, Interrogation of a Dynamic Visualization During Learning by Richard K. Lowe, Imagery and Mental Processes by Allan Paivio, Dynamics of Brain Processing During Mental Imagery by Livia Tomova, Voluntary and Automatic Attentional Control of Visual Working Memory by Brandon K. Schmidt, Geoffrey F. Woodman, Edward K. Vogel and Steven J. Luck, Perceptual Simulation in Conceptual Tasks by Lawrence W. Barsalou, Karen O. Solomon and Ling-Ling Wu, Situated Simulation in the Human Conceptual System by Lawrence W. Barsalou, Using Imagination to Understand the Neural Basis of Episodic Memory by Demis Hassabis, Dharshan Kumaran and Eleanor A. Maguire and Episodic and Semantic Memory by Endel Tulving.

Publications pertinent to thought experiments and argumentation include: Why Thought Experiments are not Arguments by Michael A. Bishop, On Thought Experiments: Is There More to the Argument? by John D. Norton and Intuition Pumps and the Proper Use of Thought Experiments by Elke Brendel.

Publications pertinent to mathematical thought experiments, argumentation and creativity include: Deiknymi by Jan Gonda, On the First Greek Mathematical Proof by Vassilis Karasmanis, On Mathematical Thought Experiments by Marco Buzzoni, Thought Experimentation and Mathematical Innovation by Eduard Glas, The Varieties of Mathematical Explanation by Paolo Mancosu and Johannes Hafner, The Meaning of Proof in Mathematics Education by David A. Reid, Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education by Maria A. Mariotti, The Role of Mental Argumentation in Mathematics Vis-à-vis Property Perception and the Operational Mode by Joanna Mamona-Downs, Necessary Realignments from Mental Argumentation to Proof Presentation by Joanna Mamona-Downs and Martin Downs, Representation of Mathematical Concepts for Inferencing and for Presentation Purposes by Martin Pollet, Andreas Franke, Armin Fiedler, Helmut Horacek, Markus Moschner and Volker Sorge, Making Actions in the Proving Process Explicit, Visible, and “Reflectable” by Kerry McKee, Milos Savic, John Selden and Annie Selden, Granularity-adaptive Proof Presentation by Christoph Benzmüller and Marvin Schiller and Interpretation of Scientific or Mathematical Concepts: Cognitive Issues and Instructional Implications by Frederick Reif.

Publications pertinent to thought experiments and science include: Tracing the Development of Thought Experiments in the Philosophy of the Natural Sciences by Aspasia S. Moue, Kyriakos A. Masavetas and Haido Karayianni, Thought Experiment in the Natural Sciences by Marco Buzzoni, Galileo and the Indispensability of Scientific Thought Experiment by Tamar S. Gendler, Thought Experiments Since the Scientific Revolution by James R. Brown, Thought Experiments in Scientific Reasoning by Andrew D. Irvine, The Role of Imagistic Simulation in Scientific Thought Experiments by John J. Clement, The Nature and Role of Thought Experiments in Solving Conceptual Physics Problems by Şule Dönertaş Kösem and Ömer Faruk Özdemir, The Evidential Significance of Thought Experiment in Science by James W. McAllister, Why Thought Experiments do not Transcend Empiricism by John D. Norton, Experimentation and the Meaning of Scientific Concepts by Theodore Arabatzis, Thought Experiments and Physics Education by Hugh Helm, John Gilbert and D. Michael Watts, The Context of Thought Experiments in Physics Learning by Miriam Reiner, Thought Experiments in Science and in Science Education by Mervi A. Asikainen and Pekka E. Hirvonen, Thought Experiments in Science Education: Potential and Current Realization by John K. Gilbert and Miriam Reiner, Understanding and Teaching Important Scientific Thought Processes by Frederick Reif, Visualization: A Metacognitive Skill in Science and Science Education by John K. Gilbert, Prospects for Scientific Visualization as an Educational Technology by Douglas N. Gordin and Roy D. Pea and Mental Models: Theoretical Issues for Visualizations in Science Education by David N. Rapp.

Publications pertinent to thought experiments and mental models: Mental Models and Thought Experiments by Nenad Miščević, Thought Experiments and Conceptual Revision by Ian Winchester, Mental Models, Conceptual Models, and Modelling by Ileana M. Greca and Marco A. Moreira, Model Building for Conceptual Change by David Jonassen, Johannes Strobel and Joshua Gottdenker, Model-based Reasoning in Conceptual Change by Nancy J. Nersessian, Mental Modeling in Conceptual Change by Nancy J. Nersessian and Thought Experiments and the Belief in Phenomena by James W. McAllister.

Publications pertinent to thought experiments, linguistics and pragmatics include: Thought Experiments in Linguistics by Sarah G. Thomason, Data and Evidence in Linguistics: A Plausible Argumentation Model by András Kertész and Csilla R. Kosi, From Thought Experiments to Real Experiments in Pragmatics by András Kertész and Ferenc Kiefer, The Puzzle of Thought Experiments in Conceptual Metaphor Research by András Kertész and Pragmatic Evidence, Context, and Story Design: An Essay on Recent Developments in Experimental Pragmatics by Jörg Meibauer.

Publications pertinent to thought experiments and philosophy include: Thought Experiments in Philosophy by Soren Haggqvist, Philosophical Thought Experiments, Intuitions, and Cognitive Equilibrium by Tamar S. Gendler, Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology by Tamar S. Gendler and Philosophical Thought Experiments as Excercises in Conceptual Analysis by Christian Nimtz.

Publications pertinent to thought experiments and ethics include: The Gedankenexperiment Method of Ethics by Michael W. Jackson, The Role of Imaginary Cases in Ethics by Jonathan Dancy and Variations in Ethical Intuitions by Jennifer L. Zamzow and Shaun Nichols.

Publications pertinent to thought experiments and narrative include: Thought Experiments, Hypotheses, and Cognitive Dimension of Literary Fiction by Iris Vidmar, Thought Experiments and Fictional Narratives by David Davies, Fiction as Thought Experiment by Catherine Z. Elgin, Narrative Experiments and Imaginative Inquiry by Noel Gough and The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination by Robert Coles.


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