Thought Experiments Essay

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To understand thought experiments the various ideas surrounding the philosophical method must be understood. The connection between the related concepts of logical possibility, causal possibility and conceivability are among the basics which create the foundation for determining the creation and interpretation of a hypothesis that is being analyzed within a thought experiment. Logical possibility is an occurrence that can be present itself so long as the event does not infringe upon the laws of logic. It is something that can mentally exist even if it does not or cannot physically and scientifically. It is something that does not have to be causally possible. An example of a logical possibility would be that an individual born with …show more content…
With the creation of the modified humans there would be a division within humanity as there would be the genetically different individuals and the “normal” people, thus the modified individuals are not truly human beings according to our scientific standards concerning genomes. In essence this would dissolve the prospect of creating a genetically superior human through genetic contradiction. These new beings are not human, therefore genetic manipulation for progressive human traits is not conceivable. In conjunction to the three concepts concerning possibility, there is necessary and sufficient conditions to consider. A necessary condition is a required condition (X) that needs to be present with another condition (Y) in order for the initial condition to exist. For example, all people owning cell phones must pay their bills if they desire to use the device. A sufficient condition is a condition that can singularly meet the established requirements without the presence of other conditions. If a condition that requires a sufficient condition is not paired with its sufficient condition it cannot exist. For example, Having a working cell

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