Foundations of Chemistry

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 57–63

The Emergence of the Philosophy of Chemistry

  • Lee McIntyre

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009932309197

Cite this article as:
McIntyre, L. Foundations of Chemistry (1999) 1: 57. doi:10.1023/A:1009932309197


After a long period of neglect, the philosophy of chemistry is slowly being recognized as a newly emerging branch of the philosophy of science. This paper endorses and defends this emergence given the difficulty of reducing all of the philosophical problems raised by chemistry to those already being considered within the philosophy of physics, and recognition that many of the phenomena in chemistry are “epistemologically emergent”.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee McIntyre
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and ReligionColgate UniversityHamilton