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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 (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    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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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Dalton, atomism, chemistry
    Conferences and Volumes: [2002] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 18th Biennial Mtg - PSA 2002: Contributed Papers (Milwaukee, WI; 2002) > PSA 2002 Symposia
    Depositing User: Paul Needham
    Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 856
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/856

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