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Philosophy of Chemistry
Between the Manifest & the Scientific Image
By J. van Brakel
Leuven University Press
$47.50 paper original
The author addresses themes in the newly emerging discipline of philosophy of chemistry, with discussions in the philosophy of science on natural kinds, reduction, and chemical laws. Topics include: heritage of Kant, from Hegel to Bachelard, classical philosophy, manifest & scientific image, surfaces, reduction, emergence, causal theory, chemical substances, essentialistic realism, alleged reduction of chemistry, chemical laws & models, modeling in chemical engineering, etc.
Louvain Philosophical Studies, No. 15