On the neglect of the philosophy of chemistry

Foundations of Chemistry 1 (2):111-174 (1999)

Authors
Abstract
In this paper I present a historiography of the recent emergence of philosophy of chemistry. Special attention is given to the interest in this domain in Eastern Europe before the collapse of the USSR. It is shown that the initial neglect of the philosophy of chemistry is due to the unanimous view in philosophy and philosophy of science that only physics is a proper science (to put in Kant's words). More recently, due to the common though incorrect assumption that chemistry can in principle be reduced to physics, the neglect continued, even when interest in sciences such as biology and psychology entered more strongly in philosophy of science. It is concluded that chemistry is an autonomous science and is perhaps a more typical science than physics.
Keywords Philosophy   Chemistry/Food Science, general   Physical Chemistry   Philosophy of Science   History
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2004
DOI 10.1023/A:1009936404830
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 40,000
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Philosophy of Chemistry and the Image of Science.Rein Vihalemm - 2007 - Foundations of Science 12 (3):223-234.

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Towards a Philosophy of Chemistry.Joachim Schummer - 1997 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 28 (2):307 - 336.
Is Quantum Chemistry a Degenerating Research Programme?Hinne Hettema - 2007 - Logic and Philosophy of Science 6 (1):3-23.
The Autonomy of Chemistry: Old and New Problems. [REVIEW]Rein Vihalemm - 2011 - Foundations of Chemistry 13 (2):97-107.
Philosophy of Chemistry and the Image of Science.Rein Vihalemm - 2007 - Foundations of Science 12 (3):223-234.
What has Philosophy to Offer to Chemistry?Nikos Psarros - 1998 - Foundations of Science 3 (1):183-202.
The Emergence of the Philosophy of Chemistry.Lee McIntyre - 1999 - Foundations of Chemistry 1 (1):57-63.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
63 ( #119,739 of 2,236,152 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #370,603 of 2,236,152 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature