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  • A standard device used throughout the book is the "Gedankenexperiment" where we are asked to imagine some more or less fantastic eventuality as a way of challenging and testing our common sense and theoretical convictions: What if ... your brain was transferred to another body, your brain was split in two, you were a brain in a vat, the information in your brain was put into some other medium; what if your brain were separated from your body but still controlled it, what if inside your head were tiny conscious demons, etc.?

    The Myth of the Computer

  • And, no decoherence model would be complete without explaining the Schrödinger's cat Gedankenexperiment.

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • Penrose tended to argue that models should be developed to explain everything (including Schrödinger's cat Gedankenexperiment) in order to understand reality.

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • Bradford: That's why the Gedankenexperiment takes place on another planet uninhabited by humans.

    The Memory Hole

  • A hundred years ago, French mathematician Émile Borel suggested this particular Gedankenexperiment as a means of envisioning events of close to infinite improbability. » Meanwhile on the tapioca tundra

  • The Gedankenexperiment the thought experiment that Hegel's idealistic philosophy could cause real violent political repercussions might be considered excessive.

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  • It is worth conducting a ` Gedankenexperiment 'as to what would happen if Britain abolished sterling at, say, 12 AM this morning.

    Telegraph Blogs

  • Gedankenexperiment: a new violation of Bell's Inequalities,” Physical Review Letters, 49: 91 “ 94.

    Bell's Theorem

  • In Symposium on the Foundations of Modern Physics: 50 Years of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Gedankenexperiment, Pekka Lahti and Peter Mittelstaedt, eds.

    Scientific Blogging

  • Gedankenexperiment: How Could This be Worse Than the Depression?

    Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed


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  • Discussed in Howard Rheingold's They Have a Word for It (1988), where it is defined as "thought-experiment."

    October 11, 2011