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The Resource Philosophy of chemistry : growth of a new discipline, Eric Scerri, Lee McIntyre, editors, (electronic book)

Philosophy of chemistry : growth of a new discipline, Eric Scerri, Lee McIntyre, editors, (electronic book)

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Philosophy of chemistry : growth of a new discipline
Title
Philosophy of chemistry
Title remainder
growth of a new discipline
Statement of responsibility
Eric Scerri, Lee McIntyre, editors
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume follows the successful book, which has helped to introduce and spread the Philosophy of Chemistry to a wider audience of philosophers, historians, science educators as well as chemists, physicists and biologists. The introduction summarizes the way in which the field has developed in the ten years since the previous volume was conceived and introduces several new authors who did not contribute to the first edition
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N$T
Dewey number
540.123
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QD6
LC item number
.P45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Scerri, Eric R.
  • McIntyre, Lee C.
Series statement
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science,
Series volume
volume 306
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Chemistry
Label
Philosophy of chemistry : growth of a new discipline, Eric Scerri, Lee McIntyre, editors, (electronic book)
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rdacontent
Contents
  • About the Authors; Chapter 1: Introduction; References; Chapter 2: Reduction for a Dappled World: Connecting Chemical and Physical Theories; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 How Liberal Can Nagelian Reduction Be?; 2.3 Structures and Beliefs: Reduction for a Dappled World; 2.3.1 Structuralism Characterised; 2.3.2 Belief Revision as Regimentation of Reduction; 2.4 The Unity of Chemistry and Physics: Belief Revision in the Theory of Absolute Reaction Rates; 2.4.1 Overview of the Theory; 2.4.2 Structuralist Characterisation; 2.4.3 Reduction Postulates and Belief Revision; 2.5 Conclusion
  • References; Chapter 3: The Ontological Autonomy of the Chemical World: Facing the Criticisms; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Concept of Ontological Reduction as an Obscure Notion; 3.3 Criticisms from a Non-pluralist Perspective; 3.4 The Role of Practice of Science; 3.5 The Continuity Between Chemistry and Physics; 3.6 The Fear of a Disintegrated Science; 3.7 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: A Novel Approach to Emergence in Chemistry; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Present State of the Debate About Emergence in Chemistry; 4.3 A Novel Approach: Functional Emergence; 4.4 Two Objections; 4.5 Conclusion
  • References; Chapter 5: The Methodological Pluralism of Chemistry and Its Philosophical Implications; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 The Pluralist Constitution of Science; 5.3 The Pluralist Constitution of Chemistry; 5.4 The Inevitability of Pluralism; 5.5 Models Versus Laws of Nature; 5.6 The Monist Assumption of Reductionism; 5.7 Realism Revisited; 5.8 Conclusion: The Advantages of Pluralism; References; Chapter 6: Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Chemistry; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Philosophy as Un-modern; 6.3 Inquiry as Evolutionary Adaptation; 6.4 Peirceś Logic of Relations
  • 6.5 Determinants of Irreversible (Finious) Change; 6.6 Determination in Finious Processes; 6.7 Peirceś Theory of Signs; 6.8 Nominalism Rejected; 6.9 Philosophy of Chemistry; 6.10 Process Structural Realism; 6.11 Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: One Substance or More?; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Thermodynamic Criteria of Sameness and Distinctness; 7.3 Comparison and Conflict Between Macro- and Microscopic Criteria; 7.4 Concluding Comments; References; Chapter 8: Mereological Principles and Chemical Affordances; 8.1 Historical Sketch of the Advent of Chemistry as a Mereological Science
  • 8.2 The Mereological Core of Chemical Thinking; 8.3 The Basic Principles of Mereology; 8.4 Limits to Part-Whole and Whole-Part inferences; 8.5 Affordances; 8.5.1 Categories of Affordances; 8.6 Chemical Affordances; 8.6.1 Models in Science; References; Chapter 9: Metaphor in Chemistry: An Examination of Chemical Metaphor; 9.1 Metaphor in Science; 9.2 The Metaphor at the Foundations of Chemistry: Defining Element; 9.3 Metaphor in the History of Chemistry; 9.4 Metaphor in a Solid State Physics Lab; 9.5 Metaphor in Chemistry Education
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9789401793636
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Label
Philosophy of chemistry : growth of a new discipline, Eric Scerri, Lee McIntyre, editors, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • About the Authors; Chapter 1: Introduction; References; Chapter 2: Reduction for a Dappled World: Connecting Chemical and Physical Theories; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 How Liberal Can Nagelian Reduction Be?; 2.3 Structures and Beliefs: Reduction for a Dappled World; 2.3.1 Structuralism Characterised; 2.3.2 Belief Revision as Regimentation of Reduction; 2.4 The Unity of Chemistry and Physics: Belief Revision in the Theory of Absolute Reaction Rates; 2.4.1 Overview of the Theory; 2.4.2 Structuralist Characterisation; 2.4.3 Reduction Postulates and Belief Revision; 2.5 Conclusion
  • References; Chapter 3: The Ontological Autonomy of the Chemical World: Facing the Criticisms; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Concept of Ontological Reduction as an Obscure Notion; 3.3 Criticisms from a Non-pluralist Perspective; 3.4 The Role of Practice of Science; 3.5 The Continuity Between Chemistry and Physics; 3.6 The Fear of a Disintegrated Science; 3.7 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: A Novel Approach to Emergence in Chemistry; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Present State of the Debate About Emergence in Chemistry; 4.3 A Novel Approach: Functional Emergence; 4.4 Two Objections; 4.5 Conclusion
  • References; Chapter 5: The Methodological Pluralism of Chemistry and Its Philosophical Implications; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 The Pluralist Constitution of Science; 5.3 The Pluralist Constitution of Chemistry; 5.4 The Inevitability of Pluralism; 5.5 Models Versus Laws of Nature; 5.6 The Monist Assumption of Reductionism; 5.7 Realism Revisited; 5.8 Conclusion: The Advantages of Pluralism; References; Chapter 6: Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Chemistry; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Philosophy as Un-modern; 6.3 Inquiry as Evolutionary Adaptation; 6.4 Peirceś Logic of Relations
  • 6.5 Determinants of Irreversible (Finious) Change; 6.6 Determination in Finious Processes; 6.7 Peirceś Theory of Signs; 6.8 Nominalism Rejected; 6.9 Philosophy of Chemistry; 6.10 Process Structural Realism; 6.11 Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: One Substance or More?; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Thermodynamic Criteria of Sameness and Distinctness; 7.3 Comparison and Conflict Between Macro- and Microscopic Criteria; 7.4 Concluding Comments; References; Chapter 8: Mereological Principles and Chemical Affordances; 8.1 Historical Sketch of the Advent of Chemistry as a Mereological Science
  • 8.2 The Mereological Core of Chemical Thinking; 8.3 The Basic Principles of Mereology; 8.4 Limits to Part-Whole and Whole-Part inferences; 8.5 Affordances; 8.5.1 Categories of Affordances; 8.6 Chemical Affordances; 8.6.1 Models in Science; References; Chapter 9: Metaphor in Chemistry: An Examination of Chemical Metaphor; 9.1 Metaphor in Science; 9.2 The Metaphor at the Foundations of Chemistry: Defining Element; 9.3 Metaphor in the History of Chemistry; 9.4 Metaphor in a Solid State Physics Lab; 9.5 Metaphor in Chemistry Education
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SPR895161921
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1 online resource (xii, 233 pages)
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9789401793636
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illustrations.
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Electronic resource.
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