Eric Scerri - Collected Papers on Philosophy of Chemistry

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  Publication Details (including relevant citation   information):

  Imperial College Press and World Scientific, London and   Singapore, 2008

  Abstract:

                                                                         
       

          This book represents a collection of papers from            one of the founders of the new Philosophy of Chemistry.           It is only the  second single-author collection of           papers on the Philosophy of  Chemistry.        

       

          The author is the editor-in-chief of Foundations of           Chemistry,  the leading journal in the field.           He has recently gained worldwide  success with his           book on the periodic table of the elements titled The           Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance. This           volume provides an in-depth examination of his more           philosophical and historical work in this area and           further afield.        

     
       
          Contents:        
     
       
             
  •             Philosophy of Chemistry and the Question of             Reduction:           
                   
    • The Case for Philosophy of Chemistry              
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    • Prediction of the Nature of Hafnium from               Chemistry, Bohr's Theory and Quantum Theory              
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    • Has Chemistry Been at Least Approximately Reduced               to Quantum Mechanics?              
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    • Reduction and Emergence in Chemistry              
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  •             The Periodic Table, Electronic             Configurations and the Nature of the             Elements:           
                   
    • Has the Periodic Table Been Successfully               Axiomatized?              
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    • The Periodic Table: The Ultimate Paper Tool in               Chemistry              
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    • Naive Realism, Reduction and the ‘Intermediate               Position’              
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    • How Ab Inito is Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry?               Foundations of Chemistry              
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    • Some Aspects of the Metaphysics of Chemistry and               the Nature of the Elements              
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  •             Realism and Anti-Realism, and Educational             Issues in Philosophy of Chemistry:           
                   
    • Constructivism, Relativism and Chemistry              
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    • The Recently Claimed Observation of Atomic               Orbitals and Some Related Philosophical Issues              
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    • Normative and Descriptive Philosophy of Science               and the Role of Chemistry              
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