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Chemistry: The Impure Science

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This book uses history to introduce central issues in the philosophy of chemistry. Mobilizing the theme of impurity, it explores the tradition of chemistry's negative image. It then argues for the positive philosophical value of chemistry, reflecting its characteristic practical engagement with the material world. The book concludes with some ethical reflections concerning ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Imperial College Press
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Lane Wilkinson
Jan 04, 2010 Lane Wilkinson rated it it was ok
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While I admit the need for more study into the philosophy of chemistry, this is a rather weak title. Skip this one and read Jaap van Brakel's The Philosophy of Chemistry instead.
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