C.P. Hertogh

C.P. Hertogh
Free University Brussels (VUB - BE/EU); Chongqing University (CQU - CQ/CN) · Faculty of Arts and Philosophy; School of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Doctor of Philosophy

About

7
Publications
3,517
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
21
Citations
Introduction
Semantics of Thought Experiments
Additional affiliations
March 2013 - February 2014
Chongqing University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Courses Academic English, elective course on research Logic and Argumentation--Thought Experiments Capita Selecta

Publications

Publications (7)
Article
Full-text available
This proposal, which is derived from lectures and seminars for Chongqing University (CQ/CN) in 2013, is about to identify, analyze and interpret Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 speech I Have a Dream' as a thought experiment (TE). Although there have been many theological interpretations of the famous speech, we do not find any indication in this dire...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
In this paper Huàtóus and Kōans are identified, analyzed and interpreted as thought experiments (TE), Spiritual Thought Experiments (STE after Hertogh 2018 on Vipassanā Meditation). We may discuss an example of a Huàtóu (話 頭literally 'word head'), attributed to Zhaozhou Congshen (趙州從諗Tang Dynasty China), 'The Cypress in the Courtyard', and a speci...
Chapter
Full-text available
In this paper an Extended Argument View is proposed as provisional result of research into semantics of thought experiments--as partly after Imre Lakatos's Informal Proof account of Test and Proof Thought Experiments—wherein a basic Supposal TE is validated by exemplification of contextual and theoretical axioms, theorems and principles unto a broa...
Article
Full-text available
In this paper we examine Nelson Goodman's Grue 'new riddle of induction' from the perspective of research into semantics of thought experiment. Since Grue may be considered a productive epistemic paradox TE, we can't agree on the skeptical resolution of the neologistic thought experiment to near-common sense of Goodman's entrenchment theory. Instea...
Article
Full-text available
In this paper we propose logical analyses of Vipassanā Meditation as modus ponens or universal instantiation, as based upon identification, analysis, and interpretation of the meditation as a (spiritual) thought experiment (STE like e.g. huàtóus and kōans in Chan and Zen).* The analyses consist in completing the unfinished enthymematic argument of...
Article
Full-text available
René Descartes’ Cogito is an example of a paradigmatic thought experiment, herald of both subjectivism and new science in Europe’s Modern Age, that seems to have escaped the attention of thought experiment philosophers. On deep analysis, the Cogito appears as universal instantiation (or modus ponens with implicit major ‘whatever has the property of...
Article
Full-text available
Ibn Sīnā's Flying Man--Logical Analyses of a (Religious) Thought Experiment ABSTRACT (ResearchGate) The paper on Ibn Sīnā (ابن سینا c. 980-1037) starts off from traditional comparison between René Descartes' Cogito and Ibn Sīnā's Flying (or Floating) Man. On basis of analyses of rhetorical, surface and deep structures that feature on logical anal...

Projects