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Title Philosophy of chemistry : synthesis of a new discipline / edited by Davis Baird, Eric Scerri and Lee McIntyre
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 362 pages) : illustrations
Series Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 0068-0346 ; v. 242
Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 242. 0068-0346
Contents Philosophy of chemistry / Joachim Schummer -- Aristotle's theory of chemical reaction and chemical substances / Paul Needham -- Kant's legacy for the philosophy of chemistry / J. van Brakel, K.U. Leuven -- Conceptual structure of the sciences / Otto Theodor Benfey -- Normative and descriptive philosophy of science and the role of chemistry / Eric R. Scerri -- How classical models of explanation fail to cope with chemistry / Johannes Hunger -- Professional ethics in science / Jeffrey Kovac -- Is there downward causation in chemistry? / Robin Findley Hendry -- Physics in the crucible of chemistry / G.K. Vemulapalli -- Some philosophical implications of chemical symmetry / Joseph E. Earley -- Periodic systems of molecules / Ray Hefferlin -- New paradigm for Schrödinger and Kohn / Jack R. Woodyard -- Virtual tools / Ann Johnson -- Space in molecular representation / S.H. Vollmer -- Visualizing instrumental techniques of surface chemistry / Daniel Rothbart and John Schreifels -- Are chemical kinds natural kinds? / Nalini Bhushan -- Water is not H₂O / Michael Weisberg -- From metaphysics to metachemistry / Alfred Nordmann
Summary Includes selections drawn from a wide range of scholarly disciplines, philosophers, chemists, and historians of science, this work asks some of the fundamental questions about the relationship between philosophy and chemistry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Chemistry -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Baird, Davis.
Scerri, Eric R.
McIntyre, Lee C.
ISBN 1280612460
1402032560 (hbk.)
1402032617 (e-book)
9781402032561 (hbk.)
9781402032615 (e-book)