Stabilizing Chemical Reality: The Analytic-Synthetic Ideal of Chemical Species
作者: Mi Gyung Kim
刊名: HYLE: International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry, 2014, Vol.20 (1), pp.117-139
来源数据库: Hyle Publications
关键词: philosophy of chemistryhistorical ontologyhistorical epistemologyanalysis-synthesischemical species18th- and 19th-century French chemistry
原始语种摘要: Chemistry is a science of analysis and synthesis. This simple statement characterizes chemistry as an art that breaks down the ‘nature out there’ and puts it back together in a form convenient to our use. It hides the fact that chemical substances are products of the analytic and synthetic methods invented at particular places and times in history. Objects of chemical inquiry are not a random collection of natural and artificial substances but are constituted by the stable laboratory procedures that shape chemical worlds. Recent concession to the historical contingency of chemical theories falls short of acknowledging this material contingency of chemical realities. To the latter end, this paper highlights how French chemists consolidated the analytic-synthetic ideal of chemical species...
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  • Ideal 铜镍合金
  • analytic 解析的
  • contingency 偶然性
  • chemical 化学的
  • compatible 亲和的
  • inquiry 质问
  • making 制定
  • ideal 理想
  • French 法语法国的法语的
  • their 他们的