Foundations of Chemistry 7 (1):103-118 (2004)
Some points are made aboutsubstance properties in their role ofintroducing mass terms. In particular, twoconditions of distributivity and cumulativityof mass predicates expressing these propertiesare not the independent pair they first appearto be. A classification of macroscopicsubstance concepts is developed. This needs tobe complemented in some way by the introductionof a modal qualification reminiscent ofAristotle's distinction between actual andpotential presence of substances in a mixture. Consideration of the latter feature hasprompted Joe Earley to raise the question ofwhether there is any salt in the sea. I try toargue that there is.
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Chemical “Substances” That Are Not “Chemical Substances”.Sr Earley - 2006 - Philosophy of Science 73 (5):841-852.
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