thought experiment

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thought experiment

n.
An imagined sequence of events that is used to illustrate or investigate the consequences of a given action or condition, especially in philosophy and theoretical physics.

[Translation of German Gedankenexperiment : Gedanke, thought + Experiment, experiment.]
Translations
myšlenkový experiment
Gedankenexperiment
ajatuskoe
esperimento mentale
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Similar to physics, these experts will have to indulge publicly in Gedankenexperimente to demonstrate their skills to earn the public trust .
Was Paul Ricreur uber Narration und Ethik schreibt, gilt grundsatzlich auch fur Computerspiele: "Die Gedankenexperimente, die wir im grossen Laboratorium der Einbildung durchfuhren, sind auch Forschungsreisen durch das Reich des Guten und des Bosen" (Ricreur 1996, S.
Sobre la naturaleza de tales experimentos, es decir, si se trata de ayudas a la investigacion, de soporte a los experimentos fisicos, si su naturaleza es real o si son meros Gedankenexperimente utiles para la reflexion, remito a los estudios sobre las consideraciones epistemologicas de las simulaciones de Varenne (2001), Winsberg (2003) y Frigg & Hartmann (2006).