12 found
Order:
  1. What Might Philosophy of Science Look Like If Chemists Built It?Roald Hoffmann - 2007 - Synthese 155 (3):321 - 336.
    Had more philosophers of science come from chemistry, their thinking would have been different. I begin by looking at a typical chemical paper, in which making something is the leitmotif, and conjecture/refutation is pretty much irrelevant. What in fact might have been, might be, different? The realism of chemists is reinforced by their remarkable ability to transform matter; they buy into reductionism where it serves them, but make no real use of it. Incommensurability is taken without a blink, and actually (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   8 citations  
  2. Signs and Portents: No Parking in the Courtroom.Shira Leibowitz & Roald Hoffmann - 1991 - Diacritics 21 (1):2-23.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  3. Molecular Beauty.Roald Hoffmann - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (3):191-204.
  4. Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry.Roald Hoffmann - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction, by Michael Weisberg and Jeffrey Kovac. -- 1 Trying to Understand, Making Bonds, by Roald Hoffmann -- Part 1: Chemical Reasoning and Explanation -- 2. Why Buy That Theory?, by Roald Hoffmann. -- 3. What Might Philosophy of Science Look Like If Chemists Built It?, by Roald Hoffmann -- 4. Unstable, by Roald Hoffmann -- 5. Nearly Circular Reasoning, by Roald Hoffmann -- 6. Ockham's Razor and Chemistry, by Roald Hoffmann, (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  5.  17
    Ockham's Razor and Chemistry.Roald Hoffmann, Vladimir I. Minkin & Barry K. Carpenter - 1997 - Hyle 3 (1):3 - 28.
    We begin by presenting William of Ockham's various formulations of his principle of parsimony, Ockham's Razor. We then define a reaction mechanism and tell a personal story of how Ockham's Razor entered the study of one such mechanism. A small history of methodologies related to Ockham's Razor, least action and least motion, follows. This is all done in the context of the chemical (and scientific) community's almost unthinking acceptance of the principle as heuristically valuable. Which is not matched, to put (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  6.  19
    How Symbolic and Iconic Languages Bridge the Two Worlds of the Chemist.Emily Grosholz & Roald Hoffmann - 2000 - In Nalini Bhushan & Stuart Rosenfeld (eds.), Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 230.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  7.  42
    Theoretical Chemistry.Roald Hoffmann - 2004 - Foundations of Chemistry 6 (1):11-.
  8.  10
    Thoughts on Aesthetics and Visualization in Chemistry.Roald Hoffmann - 2003 - Hyle 9:7-10.
  9.  8
    Was die dinge sagen.Pierre Laszlo & Roald Hoffmann - 2001 - In Vom Verständnis der Natur: Jahrbuch Einstein-Forum 2000. De Gruyter. pp. 75-110.
    No categories
    Direct download  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  4
    Essay: Thoughts on Aesthetics and Visualization.Roald Hoffmann - 2003 - Hyle 9 (1):7 - 10.
  11. Preface.Roald Hoffmann - 2013 - In Jean-Pierre Llored (ed.), The Philosophy of Chemistry: Practices, Methodologies, and Concepts. Cambridge Scholars Press.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  12. Vom Verständnis der Natur: Jahrbuch Einstein-Forum 2000.Pierre Laszlo & Roald Hoffmann - 2001 - De Gruyter.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark