Philosophy Of Chemistry

Synthesis of a New Discipline

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-3256-1 (Print) 978-1-4020-3261-5 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Chemistry and the Philosophy of Chemistry

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-18

      Introduction

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 19-39

      The Philosophy of Chemistry

  2. Chemistry and the History and Philosophy of Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-41

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      Pages 43-67

      Aristole’s Theory of Chemical Reaction and Chemical Substances

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 69-91

      Kant’s Legacy for the Philosophy of Chemistry

  3. Chemistry and Current Philosophy of Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93

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      Pages 95-117

      The Conceptual Structure of the Sciences

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      Pages 119-128

      Normative and Descriptive Philosophy of Science and the Role of Chemistry

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 129-156

      How Classical Models of Explanation Fail to Cope with Chemistry

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 157-169

      Professional Ethics in Science

  4. Chemistry and Physics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171

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      Pages 173-189

      Is There Downward Causation in Chemistry?

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 191-204

      Physics in the Crucible of Chemistry

  5. Chemical Theory and Foundational Questions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205

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      Pages 207-220

      Some Philosophical Implications of Chemical Symmetry

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      Pages 221-243

      The Periodics Systems of Molecules

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      Pages 245-269

      A New Paradigm for Schrödinger and Kohn

  6. Chemistry and its Tools of Representation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 273-291

      Virtual Tools

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      Pages 293-308

      Space in Molecular Representation; or How Pictures Represent Objects

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      Pages 309-324

      Visualizing Instrumental Techniques of Surface Chemistry

  7. Chemistry and Ontology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 325-325

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 327-336

      Are Chemical Kinds Natural Kinds?

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 337-345

      Water is Not H2O

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 347-362

      From Metaphysics to Metachemistry