Has Daltonian atomism provided chemistry with any explanations?
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?
||Dalton, atomism, chemistry
||30 Oct 2002
||07 Oct 2010 15:11
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