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Has Daltonian atomism provided chemistry with any explanations?

Needham, Paul (2002) Has Daltonian atomism provided chemistry with any explanations? UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Philosophers frequently cite Dalton?s chemical atomism, and its 19th century developments, as a prime example of inference to the best explanation. This was a controversial issue in its time. But the critics are dismissed as positivist-inspired antirealists with no interest in explanation. Is this a reasonable assessment?


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Needham, Paul
Keywords: Dalton, atomism, chemistry
Depositing User: Paul Needham
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2002
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:11
Item ID: 856
Public Domain: No
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/856

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