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Principles and Parameters in Physics and Chemistry

Scerri, Eric (2002) Principles and Parameters in Physics and Chemistry. In: [2002] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 18th Biennial Mtg - PSA 2002: Contributed Papers (Milwaukee, WI; 2002) > PSA 2002 Symposia. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    The paper examines critically some recently published views by Ramsey on the contrast between ab initio and parametrized theories. I argue that, all things being equal, ab initio calculations are indeed regarded more highly in the physics and chemistry communities. A case study on density functional approaches in theoretical chemistry is presented in order to re-examine the question of ab initio and parametrized approaches in a contemporary context.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Chemistry
    Conferences and Volumes: [2002] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 18th Biennial Mtg - PSA 2002: Contributed Papers (Milwaukee, WI; 2002) > PSA 2002 Symposia
    Depositing User: Eric Scerri
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2075
    Public Domain: Yes
    Conference Date: 2002
    Conference Location: Madison, WI
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2075

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