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Of minds and molecules : new philosophical perspectives on chemistry

Author: Nalini Bhushan; Stuart M Rosenfeld
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of Minds and Molecules is the first anthology devoted exclusively to work in the philosophy of chemistry. The essays, written by both chemists and philosophers, adopt distinctive philosophical perspectives on chemistry and collectively offer both a conceptualization of and a justification for this emerging field.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Of minds and molecules.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99040329
(OCoLC)42072104
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nalini Bhushan; Stuart M Rosenfeld
ISBN: 9780195351811 0195351819 128083112X 9781280831126 9786610831128 6610831122
OCLC Number: 352886903
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 299 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Missing elements : what philosophers of science might discover in chemistry / Andrea Woody, Clark Glymour --
"Laws" and "theories" in chemistry do not obey the rules / Maureen Christie, John R. Christie --
Realism, reduction, and the "intermediate position" / Eric R. Scerri --
Substance and function in chemical research / Daniel Rothbart --
Analytical instrumentation and instrumental objectivity / Davis Baird --
Realism, essentialism, and intrinsic properties : the case of molecular shape / Jeffry L. Ramsey --
Space and the chiral molecule / Robin Le Poidevin --
Bulterov's vision : the timeless, the transient, and the representation of chemical structure / Steve J. Weininger --
The nature of chemical substances / Jaap Van Brakel --
Chemical synthesis : complexity, similarity, natural kinds, and the evolution of a "logic" / Stuart Rosenfeld, Nalini Bhushan --
Models and explanations : understanding chemical reaction mechanisms / Barry K. Carpenter --
How symbolic and iconic languages bridge the two worlds of the chemist : a case study from contemporary bioorganic chemistry / Emily R. Grosholz, Roald Hoffmann --
Archiving odors / Thomas Hellman Morton --
The slighting of smell (with a brief word on the slighting of chemistry) / William G. Lycan.
Responsibility: edited by Nalini Bhushan, Stuart Rosenfeld.
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