Of Minds and Molecules

Of Minds and Molecules : New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry

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Of Minds and Molecules is the first anthology devoted exclusively to work in the philosophy of chemistry. The essays, written by both chemists and philosophers, adopt distinctive philosophical perspectives on chemistry and collectively offer both a conceptualization of and a justification for this emerging field.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 316 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 3 halftones, 26 line illustrations
  • 0195128346
  • 9780195128345

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...they have achieved a rare collaboration of effort between a chemist and a philosopher, to examine what lies at the intersection of these two fields, and the philosophy of chemistry is the richer for it. Bhushan and Rosenfeld have put together a collection by some of the most prestigious authors in this newly emerging field, whose prior work has been spread over numerous journals and other venues that were rarely devoted singly to the philosopher of chemistry. For this alone the book is commendable...it goes beyond collecting work that has already been done and seeks to provide a vision for the discipline...Here the reader gains full appreciation for how the neglect of philosophical concern with chemistry might have implications...perhaps even changing what we conceive the field of the philosophy of science to be about. * The Philosophical Review *show more