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Why Thought Experiments?

At the beginning of the 2020 pandemic, perhaps as a result of the academic solitude we all felt at the time, I started with my two colleagues Daniele Molinari and Wolfgang Huemer an online discussion group dedicated to the topic of thought experiments and the role these play in scientific and philosophical inquiry. This research was connected to the main topic of my Marie Curie project, which focuses on medieval thought experiments and especially in the use of impossible scenarios in the acquisition of new knowledge. Those virtual meetings eventually led to a series of activities, conferences, research that we have led and organized together, and of which I will continue to talk in the future on this website. One of the small “results” of our research group is this post that we wrote for the scholarly blog “The Junkyard of the Mind“, curated by Amy Kind: https://junkyardofthemind.com/blog/2021/11/14/why-thought-experiments-putting-perspectives-into-play

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