The Scientist’s Atom and the Philosopher’s Stone

How Science Succeeded and Philosophy Failed to Gain Knowledge of Atoms

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ISBN: 978-90-481-2361-2 (Print) 978-90-481-2362-9 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XII

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    Pages 1-17

    Atomism: Science or Philosophy?

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    Pages 19-41

    Democritean Atomism

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    Pages 43-58

    How does Epicurus’s Garden Grow?

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    Pages 59-74

    Atomism in its Ancient Greek Perspective

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    Pages 75-95

    From the Ancient Greeks to the Dawn of Science

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    Pages 97-122

    Atomism, Experiment and the Mechanical Philosophy: The Work of Robert Boyle

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    Pages 123-138

    Newton’s Atomism and its Fate

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    Pages 139-171

    The Emergence of Modern Chemistry With No Debt to Atomism

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    Pages 173-198

    Dalton’s Atomism and its Creative Modification via Chemical Formulae

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    Pages 199-213

    From Avogadro to Cannizzaro: The Old Story

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    Pages 215-231

    Thermodynamics and the Kinetic Theory

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    Pages 233-246

    Experimental Contact with Molecules

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    Pages 247-260

    Experimental Contact with Electrons

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    Pages 261-268

    Atomism Vindicated?

  16. Back Matter

    Pages 269-287