TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED Incongruity-Resolution in Humor Comprehension , Scientific Discovery and Thought Experimentation

  • Tim De Mey
  • Published 2006

Abstract

Some scholars suspect that thought experiments have something in common with jokes. Moreover, Thomas Kuhn has suggested that what happens to someone who thinks through a thought experiment “is very similar to what happens to a man, like Lavoisier, who must assimilate the result of a new unexpected experimental discovery” (1964: 321). In this paper, I… (More)

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