Foundations of Chemistry 8 (3):225-242 (2006)

In this paper, I explore a seldom-recognized connection between the ontology of abstract objects and a current issue in the philosophy of chemistry. Specifically, I argue that realism with regard to universals implies a view of chemical elements similar to F.A. Paneth’s thesis about the dual nature of the concept of element.
Keywords element  ontology  universals  abstract objects
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DOI 10.1007/s10698-006-9016-8
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