Chemistry, Knowledge Through Actions?
作者: Pierre Laszlo
刊名: HYLE: International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry, 2014, Vol.20 (1), pp.93-116
来源数据库: Hyle Publications
关键词: philosophy of chemistryphilosophy of chemistryhands-on knowledgeformulasknow-howpolysemy
原始语种摘要: This paper starts from the premise that the philosophy of chemistry needs to be primarily a philosophy of action. Its main task is to reflect on what chemists do, in their actual practice; not to bother with an ontological strawman, the fictional derivation from physics. As an autonomous science, chemistry has its own iconic language. Do diagrams, structural formulas, molecular models, and their mental images draw upon tacit knowledge? To a chemist, intent upon thinking about his current molecular object, can they assume an obsessive and even hallucinatory quality? The paper reflects on chemists’ characteristic schizovision, encompassing the microscopic entities and their actual operations in the laboratory, in an incessant shuttling back-and-forth. It also stresses the distinction...

  • interpreting 解释
  • forth 向前方
  • fictional 假定
  • bother 麻烦
  • reflect 反射
  • ineffectual 无效果
  • chemist 化学家
  • paper 
  • intent 意图
  • tacit 默示