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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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    Abstract

    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
    Keywords: Philosophy of Chemistry, Chemistry
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Chemistry
    Depositing User: Michael Weisberg
    Date Deposited: 02 May 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 256
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/256

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