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The Limits of Matter: Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment

Hjalmar Fors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226194998
eISBN:
9780226195049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195049.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is a book about how the modern notion of materiality was established during the period c. 1680-1760. It studies what natural philosophers engaged in chemistry and mineralogy said about phenomena ... More


The Autonomy of the Material Sciences

Stephen Gaukroger

in Civilization and the Culture of Science: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1795-1935

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198849070
eISBN:
9780191883347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849070.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter looks at the history of chemistry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The experimental nature of nineteenth-century chemistry is explored. The kinds of considerations that ... More


Retail Realism, the Individuation of Theoretical Entities, and the Case of the Muriatic Radical

Jonathon Hricko

in Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190636814
eISBN:
9780190636845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636814.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Retail realists advocate abandoning wholesale arguments, which concern the reality of theoretical entities in general, and embracing retail arguments, which concern the reality of particular kinds of ... More


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