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The Power of Thought Experiments

Lecture no. 5 from the course: The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

The Power of Thought Experiments

Taught by Professor Patrick Grim | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Harness the power of your imagination with this hands-on lecture, which introduces several strategies for solving real-world problems with thought experiments. As lessons from economics, business, ethics, and physics show, the imagination is one of our finest tools for exploring reality.

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August 4, 2019

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March 30, 2019

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r********m
March 22, 2019
Great lecture. Emotions can never tell you if something is "ethically" right, because emotions are always highly subjective and thus everybody will come to a different conclusion. (eg: Is it my mom who'd die or someone else?) Logical thinking though can tell you what is right or wrong because if used correctly all people using logic will come to the same conclusion. PS: We could need more rationality and less emotion in our world. Today we'd need this more than ever.

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