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„Ce-ar fi dacă?” Mitologia ca „teorie de fond” pentru experimentul de gândire
‘What if?’ Mythology as a ‘background theory’ for thought experiment

Author(s): Mona Mamulea
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Thought experiment; hypothetical thinking; mythology; folk knowledge

Summary/Abstract: Focusing on the Romanian hypothetical expressions mentioned by Vulcănescu and considered by Noica from an ontological standpoint, the present article shifts from ontology to epistemology in order to map out a few guidelines for their investigation as thought experiments. The benefit of such an approach is that it can contribute to the elucidation of the mechanisms by which a specific community organizes its knowledge and shapes its world view.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2012
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 237-249
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Romanian