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Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline

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This comprehensive volume marks a new standard in scholarship in the still emerging field of the philosophy of chemistry. With selections drawn from a wide range of scholarly disciplines, philosophers, chemists, and historians of science here converge to ask some of the most fundamental questions about the relationship between philosophy and chemistry. What can chemistry t

Hardcover, 362 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Springer (first published December 21st 2005)
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Jun 19, 2016 Tom rated it liked it
I like books that make me angry. And there's nothing that makes me more angry than philosophy that goes somewhere but doesn't go far enough.
This book stands for the beginning of the philosophy of chemistry, and it succeeds in that goal. But many of the chapters are either facile or fruitless. I simply ignore those as filler. There are a few excellent chapters, though, that directly address the uniqueness of chemistry and its consequence for the philosophy of science (chapters 4–6, 10, 17–19). At
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