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The philosophy of chemistry.
Schummer J. Schummer J. Endeavour. 2003 Mar;27(1):37-41. doi: 10.1016/s0160-9327(03)00004-8. Endeavour. 2003. PMID: 12642145
Although chemistry is by far the largest scientific discipline according to any quantitative measure, it had, until recently, been virtually ignored by professional philosophers of science. ...Since the early 1990s, the situation has changed drastically, such that philo
Although chemistry is by far the largest scientific discipline according to any quantitative measure, it had, until recently, been vi …
Chemical versus biological explanations: interdisciplinarity and reductionism in the 19th century life sciences.
Schummer J. Schummer J. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003 May;988:269-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2003.tb06108.x. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003. PMID: 12796112
All these controversies appear to concern chemical versus biological explanations, suggesting that reduction of biology to chemistry was the common underlying issue. My analysis rejects such interpretations, including the labels for explanation, and instead points out soph …
All these controversies appear to concern chemical versus biological explanations, suggesting that reduction of biology to chemistry