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From Metaphysics to Metachemistry

Nordmann, Alfred
baird, david ; Scerri, Eric ; McIntyre, Lee (eds.) (2006):
From Metaphysics to Metachemistry.
In: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, In: Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline, pp. 347-362, Dordrecht, Springer, [Book Section]

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Item Type: Book Section
Title: From Metaphysics to Metachemistry
Language: English

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.

Book Title: Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
Place of Publication: Dordrecht
Publisher: Springer
Classification DDC: 000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft > 000 Allgemeines, Wissenschaft
100 Philosophie und Psychologie > 100 Philosophie
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 500 Naturwissenschaften
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 540 Chemie
600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften > 600 Technik
Divisions: 02 Department of History and Social Science > Institute of Philosophy
07 Department of Chemistry
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 12:44
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 12:44
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-74069
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/7406
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