The Same and Not the Same / Edition 1

The Same and Not the Same / Edition 1

by Roald Hoffmann, Columbia University Press
     
 

Nobel laureate Roald Hoffman confronts some of the major ethical controversies in chemistry today. Expertly weaving together examples from the worlds of art, literature, and philosophy, Hoffmann illustrates his uniquely accessible dialectic about the creative activity of chemists.

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Nobel laureate Roald Hoffman confronts some of the major ethical controversies in chemistry today. Expertly weaving together examples from the worlds of art, literature, and philosophy, Hoffmann illustrates his uniquely accessible dialectic about the creative activity of chemists.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231101394
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/30/1997
Series:
George B. Pegram Lecture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part One: Identity--the Central Problem 1. Lives of the Twins2. What Are You?3. Whirligigs4. Fighting Reductionism5. The Fish, the Worm, and the Molecule6. Telling Them Apart7. Isomerism8. Are There Two Identical Molecules?9. Handshakes in the Dark10. Molecular MimicryPart Two: The Way It Is Told 11. The Chemical Article12. And How It Came to Be That Way13. Beneath the Surface14. The Semiotics of Chemistry15. What DOES That Molecule Look Like?16. Representation and Reality17. Struggles18. The Id Will OutPart Three: Making Molecules 19. Creation and Discovery20. In Praise of Synthesis21. Cubane, and the Art of Making It22. The Aganippe Fountain23. Natural/Unnatural24. Out to Lunch25. Why We Prefer the Natural26. Janus and NonlinearityPart Four: When Something is Wrong 27. Thalidomide28. The Social Responsibility of ScientistsPart Five: How, Just Exactly, Does it Happen? 29. Mechanism30. The Salieri Syndrome31. Static/Dynamic32. Equilibrium and Perturbing ItPart Six: A Life in Chemistry 33. Fritz HaberPart Seven: That Certain Magic 34. Catalyst!35. Three Ways36. CarboxypeptidasePart Eight: Value, Harm, and Democracy 37. Tyrian Purple, Woad, and Indigo38. Chemistry and Industry39. Athens40. The Democratizing Nature of Chemistry41. Environmental Concerns42. Science and Technology in Classical Democracy43. Anti-Plato; or, Why Scientists (or Engineers) Shouldn't Run the World44. A Response to Worries About the Environment45. Chemistry, Education, and DemocracyPart Nine: The Adventures of a Diatomic 46. C2 In All Its GuisesPart Ten: The Dualities That Enliven 47. Creation Is Hard Work48. Missing49. An Attribute of the Devil50. Chemistry Tense, Full of Life?51. Cheiron

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