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ISBN-10:
1402032560
ISBN-13:
9781402032561
Pub. Date:
12/01/2005
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
ISBN-10:
1402032560
ISBN-13:
9781402032561
Pub. Date:
12/01/2005
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline / Edition 1

Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline / Edition 1

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This comprehensive volume marks a new standard in scholarship in the emerging field of the philosophy of chemistry. Philosophers, chemists, and historians of science ask some fundamental questions about the relationship between philosophy and chemistry.



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ISBN-13: 9781402032561
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science , #242
Edition description: 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 3rd printing 2007
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1. Chemistry and the Philosophy of Chemistry.- 1. Davis Baird, Lee McIntyre, Eric Scerri, By Way of an Introduction: The Overwhelming Invisibility of Chemistry.- 2. Joachim Schummer, The Philosophy of Chemistry: From Infancy Toward Maturity.- Section 2. Chemistry and the History and Philosophy of Science.- 3. Paul Needham, Aristotle's Theory of Chemical Reaction and Chemical Substances.- 4. Jaap van Brakel, Kant's Legacy for the Philosophy of Chemistry.- Section 3. Chemistry and Current Philosophy of Science.- 5. Otto Ted Benfey, The Conceptual Structure of the Sciences: Reemergence of the Human Dimension.- 6. Eric Scerri, Normative and Descriptive Philosophy of Science and the Role of Chemistry.- 7. Johannes Hunger, How Classical Models of Explanation Fail to Cope with Chemistry The Case of Molecular Modeling.- 8. Jeffrey Kovac, Professional Ethics in Science.- Section 4. Chemistry and Physics.- 9. Robin Hendry, Is There Downward Causation in Chemistry?.- 10. G.K. Vemulapalli, Physics in the Crucible of Chemistry.- Section 5. Chemical Theory and Foundational Questions.- 11. Joseph Early, Some Philosophical Implications of Chemical Symmetry.- 12. Ray Hefferlin, The Periodic Systems of Molecules: Presuppositions, Problems and Prospects.- 13. Jack Woodyard, A New Paradigm for Schrödinger and Kohn.- Section 6. Chemistry and its Tools of Representation.- 14. Ann Johnson, Virtual Tools: The Epistemological and Social Issues Computer-Aided Chemical Process Design.- 15. Sara Vollmer, Space in Molecular Representations; Or How Pictures Represent Objects.- 16. Daniel Rothbart and John Schreifels, Visualizing Instrumental Techniques of Surface Chemistry.- Section 7. Chemistry and Ontology.- 17. Nalini Bhushan, Are Chemical Kinds Natural Kinds?.- 18. Michael Weisberg, Water is Not H2O.- 19. Alfred Nordmann, From Metaphysics to Metachemistry.

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