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Title Essays in the philosophy of chemistry / edited by Eric Scerri and Grant Fisher.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]


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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 6, 2016).
Subject Chemistry -- Philosophy.
Contents Cover ; Half Title Page ; Title Page ; Copyright ; Dedications ; Contents; Contributors; Second Half Title Page ; Introduction ; PART ONE History and Philosophy of Chemistry ; CHAPTER 1: Alan Chalmers. Robert Boyle's Corpuscular Chemistry: Atomism before its Time ; CHAPTER 2: Nicholas W. Best. What Was Revolutionary about the Chemical Revolution? ; CHAPTER 3: Kostas Gavroglu & Ana Simões. Philosophical Issues in (Sub)Disciplinary Contexts. The Case of Quantum Chemistry; PART TWO Reduction and Explanation.
CHAPTER 4: Marina Paola Banchetti-Robino & Jean-Pierre Noël Llored. Reality Without Reification: Philosophy of Chemistry's Contribution to Philosophy of MindCHAPTER 5: Lee McIntyre. Who's Afraid of Supervenient Laws?; CHAPTER 6: Eric R. Scerri. The Changing Views of a Philosopher of Chemistry on the Question of Reduction ; CHAPTER 7: Noretta Koertge. Contingencies in Chemical Explanation; CHAPTER 8: Richard M. Pagni. Reaction Mechanisms; PART THREE Metaphysical Issues ; CHAPTER 9 : Rom Harré. Causality in Chemistry: Regularities and Agencies.
CHAPTER 10: Joseph E. Earley, Sr. How Properties Hold Together in SubstancesCHAPTER 11: Hasok Chang. Scientific Realism and Chemistry ; CHAPTER 12: Robin Findlay Hendry. Natural Kinds in Chemistry; PART FOUR Theory and Practice ; CHAPTER 13: Hinne Hettema. Chemistry and "The Theoretician's Dilemma"; CHAPTER 14:Grant Fisher. Divergence, Diagnostics, and a Dichotomy of Methods ; CHAPTER 15: Guillermo Restrepo. Mathematical Chemistry, a New Discipline; CHAPTER 16: Rein Vihalemm. Science, f-Science, and the Dual Character of Chemistry ; Index.
Summary The philosophy of chemistry has emerged in recent years as a new and autonomous field within the Anglo-American philosophical tradition. With the development of this new discipline, Eric Scerri and Grant Fisher's ""The Philosophy of Chemistry"" is a timely and definitive guide to all current thought in this field. One of the themes of this collection is how philosophy of chemistry can make a contributions to problems of philosophy more generally, such as how chemistry and quantum chemistry contribute to the philosophy of the mind.
Other Author Fisher, Grant.
Scerri, Eric R., editor.
Fisher, Grant (Grant Andrew), editor.
Other Title Print version: Essays in the philosophy of chemistry. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] 9780190494599 019049459X