Definition of thought experiment in English:
A mental assessment of the implications of a hypothesis: the far-sighted politician must do a thought experiment and apply the test of war
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- The soul could conceivably exist without a body, as Descartes tried to show when he carried out the thought experiment of imagining himself subject to demonic deception.
- It is a thought experiment designed to arrive at a practical judgment, action upon which is anticipated to resolve one's predicament.
- By trusting our intuitions in the thought experiment, we falsely conclude that rapid waves cannot be light either.
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