The epistemological status of the chemical concept of element

Foundations of Chemistry 5 (2):113-145 (2003)
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This article is a translation into english of a lecture given by paneth in 1931. The content of the work is described by the section titles: (1) the need for epistemological clarification of the fundamental concepts of chemistry, (2) the concept of substance in chemistry, (3) the epistemological standpoint of the ancient atomists, (4) the epistemological position of the concept of element introduced by lavoisier, (5) the double meaning of the chemical concept of element: 'basic substance' and 'simple substance', And (6) the double meaning of other chemical concepts. Sections (4)-(6) are published in the following number of this journal. (staff)
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    Eric Scerri (2006). On the Continuity of Reference of the Elements: A Response to Hendry. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 37 (2):308-321.
    Robin Findlay Hendry (2006). Substantial Confusion. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 37 (2):322-336.
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