Chemistry and a theoretical model of science: On the occasion of a recent debate with the christies [Book Review]

Foundations of Chemistry 7 (2):171-182 (2005)

Abstract
In the philosophy of chemistry a view is developed according to which laws of nature and scientific theories are peculiar in chemistry. This view was criticized in an earlier issue of the Foundations of Chemistry (Vihalemm, Foundation of Chemistry 5(1): 7–22, 2003) referring to an essay by Maureen and John Christie (Christie and Christie, in N. Bushan and S. Rosenfeld (Eds.), Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry. Oxford University Press, New York, 2000, pp. 34–50). This criticism was responded by the Christies (Christie and Christie, Foundations of Chemistry 5(2): 165–177, 2003). In the present article the debate is continued. The main issues which need to be elucidated in order to carry the analysis forward are pointed out and discussed. The relevance of a theoretical model of science for the philosophy of chemistry is stressed.
Keywords Philosophy   Chemistry/Food Science, general   Physical Chemistry   Philosophy of Science   History
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10698-005-0959-y
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: 46,405
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Explaining Science: A Cognitive Approach.Jeffrey S. Poland - 1988 - Philosophical Review 100 (4):653-656.

View all 8 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

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.
Philosophy of Science in Estonia.Rein Vihalemm & Peeter Müürsepp - 2007 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 38 (1):167-191.
How Much History Can Chemistry Take?Lukasz Lamza - 2010 - Hyle 16 (2):104 - 120.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Emergence of the Philosophy of Chemistry.Lee McIntyre - 1999 - Foundations of Chemistry 1 (1):57-63.
Philosophy of Chemistry and the Image of Science.Rein Vihalemm - 2007 - Foundations of Science 12 (3):223-234.
The Autonomy of Chemistry: Old and New Problems. [REVIEW]Rein Vihalemm - 2011 - Foundations of Chemistry 13 (2):97-107.
A Systems Theory for Chemistry.Markus Reiher - 2003 - Foundations of Chemistry 5 (1):23-41.
On the Neglect of the Philosophy of Chemistry.J. van Brakel - 1999 - Foundations of Chemistry 1 (2):111-174.
Reflections About Mathematical Chemistry.A. T. Balaban - 2005 - Foundations of Chemistry 7 (3):289-306.
Theoretical and Practical Reasoning in Chemistry.Jeffrey Kovac - 2002 - Foundations of Chemistry 4 (2):163-171.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
26 ( #358,121 of 2,286,204 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #842,961 of 2,286,204 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature