By Stanley Crouch
As a cultural and political commentator, Stanley Crouch in unapologetically contentious and delightfully iconoclastic. no matter if he's writing at the distinctiveness of the yankee South, the demise of Tupak Shakur, the O.J. Simpson verdict, or the wear performed via the Oklahoma urban bombing, Crouch's high-velocity trade with American tradition is performed with scrupulous allegiance to the reality, even if it hurts--and it always does. And just about jazz--from Sidney Bechet to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington to Miles Davis--there isn't any another articulate, impassioned, and encyclopedic in his wisdom than Stanley Crouch.
Crouch techniques every thing in his course with head-on power, stressed intelligence, and a clean religion within the collective test that's America--and he does so in a virtuosic prose type that's by no means lower than exciting.
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Brown, J. R. 1986: Thought experiments since the scientific revolution. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 1, 1–15. —— 1991: Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences. London: Routledge. —— 1993a: Seeing the laws of nature [author’s response to Norton, 1993]. Metascience (new series), 3, 38–40. —— 1993b: Why empiricism won’t work. , op. , pp. 271–9.
Newton offers an explanation: they are rotating with respect to space itself; their inertial motion keeps them apart. And so, Newton concludes, absolute space must exist. 5 Newton’s spheres in otherwise empty space. 3 Different Uses of Thought Experiments Even with only a few examples such as these, we can begin to draw a few conclusions. For one thing, thought experiments can mislead us, not unlike real experiments. The Lucretius example leads us to infinite space, but we have since learned how to conceive of an unbounded but still finite space.
7 Darts picking out independent real numbers at random. or vice versa; we’ll assume the first. Thus, p Œ Sq. Note that Sq is a countable subset of points on the line. Since the two throws were independent, we can say that the throw landing on q defines the set Sq “before” or “independently from” the throw that picks out p. The measure of any countable set is 0. So the probability of landing on a point in Sq is 0. ) While logically possible, this sort of thing is almost never the case. Yet it will happen every time there is a pair of darts thrown at the real line.