Abstract

Although fictions and thought experiments are not physical realizations of the phenomena they pertain to, like real experiments, they exemplify properties or patterns that they share with those phenomena. They thereby afford epistemic access to properties and patterns that are realized in fact.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9274
Print ISSN
1063-6145
Pages
pp. 221-241
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-30
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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