Discovering patterns

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Obretenie formy
Author(s): 
Andrei Paramonov
National Research University – Higher School of Economics
Issue number: 
No. 3 (Vol. 49)
Pages: 
36-42
Abstract: 

Author treats an issue on getting a new knowledge from thought experiments. A history of the notion of thought experiment is presented in a few words. Author considers a concept of instinctive knowledge, which Ernst Mach used in his investigations of the thought experiments. He puts a question on about the cultural conditionality of “instinctive knowledge”. In conclusion author makes a conjecture on the method of thought experiment as a tool for selection of the new knowledge patterns of the world.

Keywords: 
thought experiment, Hans Christian Oersted, Ernst Mach, Archimedes, instinct, instinctive knowledge, knowledge pattern
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