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The End of the Case? A Metaphilosophical Critique of Thought Experiments (pages 161-176)

Santiago A. VRECH ABSTRACT: In this paper I carry out two tasks. First, I account for one of the distinctive uses of thought experiments in philosophy, namely, the fact that just a thought experiment is sufficient to confute a well-established theory. Secondly, I present three arguments to defend the claim that, at least in philosophy, we should remove thought experiments …

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