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Thought experiment

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Thought Experiment

A thought experiment considers some hypothesis, theory, or principle for the purpose of thinking through its consequences. Given the structure of the experiment, it may not be possible to perform it, and even if it could be performed, there need not be an intention to perform it.
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    • Overview 

    • Uses 

    • Seven types 

    • In philosophy 

    • In science 

    • Variety 

    • Relation to real experiments 

    • Examples