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From Metaphysics to Metachemistry

Nordmann, Alfred
eds.: baird, david ; Scerri, Eric ; McIntyre, Lee (2018)
From Metaphysics to Metachemistry.
In: Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline, 2006
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Item Type: Book Section
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: From Metaphysics to Metachemistry
Language: English
Date: 30 May 2018
Place of Publication: Dordrecht
Year of primary publication: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Book Title: Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science

In 1940 appeared La Philosophie du Non by Gaston Bachelard. The American edition of 1968 translates the title obviously enough as The Philosophy of No and 10 years later, the German followed with Die Philosophie des Nein. And yet, Die Philosophie des Nicht would have been more appropriate and in English - impossible though it sounds - Philosophy of Non. After all, taking his cue from non-Euclidean geometry, Bachelard revels in the “non” of non- Aristotelian logic, non-Cartesian epistemology, non-Baconian science, non-Kantian ontology, non-Newtonian mechanics, and non-Lavoisian chemistry. In all these cases, the “non” does not signal a negation or antithesis but marks Euclidean geometry as a special case of a differentiated non-Euclidean geometry, Lavoisian chemistry as a limited set of practices which is dialectically reflected in non-Lavoisian chemistry, etc.

Status: Postprint
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-74069
Classification DDC: 000 Generalities, computers, information > 000 Generalities
100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
500 Science and mathematics > 500 Science
500 Science and mathematics > 540 Chemistry
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 600 Technology
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Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 12:44
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2023 07:09
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/7406
PPN: 432439056
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