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The Case for Philosophy of Chemistry

Scerri, Eric and McIntyre, Lee (1997) The Case for Philosophy of Chemistry. [Preprint]


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The philosophy of chemistry has been sadly neglected by most contempory literature in the philosophy of science. This paper argues that this neglect has been unfor-tunate and that there is much to be learned from paying greater philosophical attention to the set of issues defined by the philosophy of chemistry. The potential contribution of this field to such current topics as reduction, laws, explanation, and supervenience is explored, as are possible applications of insights gained by such study to the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of social science.

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Item Type: Preprint
Scerri, Eric
McIntyre, Lee
Keywords: Philosophy of Chemistry, Chemistry
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Michael Weisberg
Date Deposited: 02 May 2001
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:10
Item ID: 256

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