Whole-Parts Strategies in Quantum Chemistry: Some Philosophical and Mereological Lessons
作者: Jean-Pierre Llored
刊名: HYLE: International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry, 2014, Vol.20 (1), pp.141-163
来源数据库: Hyle Publications
关键词: philosophy of chemistrymereologyhistoricized epistemologyemergencequantum chemistryreductionaffordances
原始语种摘要: Philosophers mainly refer to quantum chemistry in order to address questions about the reducibility or autonomy of chemistry relative to quantum physics, and to argue for or against ontological emergence. To make their point, they scrutinize quantum approximations and formalisms as if they were independent of the questions at stake. This paper proposes a return to history and to the laboratory so as to emphasize how quantum chemists never cease to negotiate the relationships between a molecule, its parts, and its environment. This investigation will enable us to draw methodological conclusions about the role of history within philosophical studies, and to examine how quantum chemistry can clarify important philosophical and mereological issues related to the emergence/reduction debate, or...
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  • negotiate 交涉
  • refer 参考
  • argue 证明
  • autonomy 独立性
  • debate 争辩
  • never 决不
  • emphasize 强调
  • quantum 量子
  • cease 停止
  • about 大约