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- DescriptionChemistry is a natural science which has immensely influenced both the development of techlogy and of civilization, transforming the world of our everyday life. It is therefore something of a paradox of modern philosophy that it took so long for it to perceive chemistry as an incredibly complex and interesting subject suitable for philosophical discourse. However, from the beginning of the 1990s this discourse has been developing in a most dynamic way creating a veritable melting pot in which various chemical concepts and actions are being blended with philosophical and cultural ideas. The authors of the 22 articles included in the presented volume have taken the opportunity to analyze various components of what may be termed the resulting alloy the philosophy of chemistry. They discuss in detail the fundamental philosophical, methodological and semiotic aspects characteristic of the theory and laboratory practice of chemistry. They also reveal the alchemical roots of chemistry and its emergence as a modern theoretical and experimental scientific discipline. These issues are examined both from the point of view of professional chemists and from that of the philosophers of science.
- Author BiographyThe Editors: Danuta Sobczynska, graduated in chemistry, has Ph.D. in philosophy and is a professor at the Institute of Philosophy at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Her main research area is the philosophy of science (including the philosophy of chemistry), philosophy of technics and gender studies (especially regarding women in science). Pawel Zeidler, graduated in chemistry, has Ph.D. in philosophy and is a professor at the Institute of Philosophy at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. His interests concern philosophical and methodological problems of the empirical sciences, especially the realism-antirealism controversy and the philosophy of chemistry. Ewa Zielonacka-Lis, has Ph.D. in chemistry and is a researcher in the Institute of Philosophy at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. She is at present especially interested in the problem of explanation and description in modern chemistry and in the philosophy of dialogue.
- PublisherPeter Lang GmbH
- Date of Publication01/05/2004
- Series TitleDia-logos Schriften zu Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften / Studies in Philosophy and Social Sciences
- Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintPeter Lang GmbH
- Content Notefig.
- Weight570 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Edited byDanuta Sobczynska,Ewa Zielonacka-Lis,Pawel Zeidler
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