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    Lucía Lewowicz & Olimpia Lombardi (2013). Stuff Versus Individuals. Foundations of Chemistry 15 (1):65-77.
    The general question to be considered in this paper points to the nature of the world described by chemistry: what is macro-chemical ontology like? In particular, we want to identify the ontological categories that underlie chemical discourse and chemical practice. This is not an easy task, because modern Western metaphysics was strongly modeled by theoretical physics. For this reason, we attempt to answer our question by contrasting macro-chemical ontology with the mainstream ontology of physics and of traditional metaphysics. In particular, (...)
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    Lucía Lewowicz (2011). Phlogiston, Lavoisier and the Purloined Referent. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (3):436-444.
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    Rodolfo Gambini, Lucía Lewowicz & Jorge Pullin (2015). Quantum Mechanics, Strong Emergence and Ontological Non-Reducibility. Foundations of Chemistry 17 (2):117-127.
    We show that a new interpretation of quantum mechanics, in which the notion of event is defined without reference to measurement or observers, allows to construct a quantum general ontology based on systems, states and events. Unlike the Copenhagen interpretation, it does not resort to elements of a classical ontology. The quantum ontology in turn allows us to recognize that a typical behavior of quantum systems exhibits strong emergence and ontological non-reducibility. Such phenomena are not exceptional but natural, and are (...)
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    Lucía Lewowicz (2015). A Demarcation Between Good and Bad Constructivism: The Case of Chemical Substances as Artifactual Materials. Doispontos 12 (1).
    resumo: Este artigo pretende mostrar que sem a influência de uma filosofia construtivista que eu denomino boa, representada principalmente por Bruno Latour, a elucidação das substâncias químicas teria sido virtualmente impossível. Sem a noção de materiais “artefatuais” cunhada por eles, a Química Moderna seria impensável a partir dos metaparadigmas em uso no campo atual da história e da filosofia da ciência. A tese central que defendo aqui é a de que o construtivismo, tal como definido pelos antropológos da ciência, é (...)
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    Lucía Lewowicz (2004). El Carácter No Universal Del Lenguaje En Las Últimas Obras de Kuhn. Análisis Filosófico 24 (2):195-214.
    En el presente trabajo se pone de relieve una tesis del último Kuhn que ha sido, y aún es, desatendida: el carácter no universal del lenguaje. Luego de ubicarla en los textos y contextos teóricos donde aparece, se intenta aclararla a partir de algunos de sus textos posteriores. En este afán, el trabajo presente en primer lugar muestra, cómo, deben ser modificadas algunas de las propuestas filosóficas atribuidas al Kuhn clásico para poder comprender esta tesis y en segundo lugar, intenta (...)
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    Lucía Lewowicz (2007). En el cielo sólo las estrellas. Theoria 22 (1):121-122.
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    Lucía Lewowicz, The Purloined Referent: Lavoisier and the Disappearance of Phlogiston.
    In this paper, I challenge the long-established view that the term phlogiston fails to refer. After a close examination of the reference of phlogiston during Lavoisier’s Chemical Revolution, I show that it referred throughout to a natural substance, fire matter. I state that Lavoisier eliminated the term but not its referent, which he renamed caloric, and I claim that it is in the historical and cultural context of the Chemical Revolution that the Lavoisier’s intentions can be understood.
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    Lucía Lewowicz (2010). Precisión e imaginación, claridad y rigor. Ludus Vitalis 18 (33):309-312.
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    Lucía Lewowicz, The Term Phlogiston and the Notion of "Failure to Refer".
    Finding out which terms – scientific or otherwise— fail to refer is an extremely complex business since both felicitous reference and failure to refer must be negotiated. Causal theories of reference –even so-called hybrid theories – posit that in order to refer to something, we need the regulative idea of an ontological reference, which operates even when we refer to impossibilia or inconceivable objects. Evidently, this is not the case of the referent of phlogiston, which is neither inconceivable nor impossible, (...)
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    Lucía Lewowicz (2007). En El Cielo Sólo Las Estrellas: Conversaciones Con Roberto Torretti. Theoria 22 (1):121-122.
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    Lucía Lewowicz (2006). Pensar la Ciencia: Estudios Criticos Sobre Obras Filosóficas (1950-2000). Theoria 21 (2):235-236.
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    Lucía Lewowicz (2006). Pensar la ciencia. Theoria 21 (2):235-236.
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    Lucía Lewowicz (2003). Materialism, Symmetry and Eliminativism in the Latest Latour. Social Epistemology 17 (4):381 – 400.
    In this paper, part of the ideas developed in Lewowicz (2000) will be reconsidered in the light of Pandora's Hope (1999a) - one of the latest publications of Bruno Latour. We will ponder the significance of these ideas and some of the incidental advances or retreats of the views of this author in the last 20 years. Although we still believe that, from the ontological point of view, Latour's philosophy is materialistic - then eliminativist - and not ontological relativist (contrary (...)
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  14. Roberto de Andrade Martins, Lucía Lewowicz, Juliana Mesquita Hidalgo Ferreira, Cibelle Celestino Silva & Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins (eds.) (2010). Filosofia e História da Ciência no Cone Sul. Seleção de Trabalhos do 6o Encontro. Associação de Filosofia E História da Ciência Do Cone Sul, AFHIC.
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