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Is water H 2 O? : evidence, realism and pluralism

Author: Hasok Chang
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 293.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1., softcover printView all editions and formats
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This book exhibits deep philosophical quandaries and intricacies of the historical development of science lying behind a simple item of common sense in modern science: the composition of water as  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hasok Chang
ISBN: 9789400739321 940073932X 9789400796461 9400796463 9789400739314 9400739311
OCLC Number: 895253788
Description: XXI, 316 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction.- Water and the Chemical Revolution.- Piles of Confusion: the Mixed Blessing of Electrolysis.- HO or H2O?.-Evidence in Action (or, The Contextuality of Evidence).- Pluralism in Practice.- Realism in a Free Society.- Epilogue: Complementary Science Continued.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 293.
Responsibility: Hasok Chang.

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