Chemistry : the Impure Science.

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Author / Creator:Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette.
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:Singapore : World Scientific, 2012.
Description:1 online resource (295 pages)
Subject:Chemistry -- Philosophy.
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- General.
Chemistry -- Philosophy.
Physical Sciences & Mathematics.
Chemistry - General.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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Other authors / contributors:Simon, Jonathan.
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Summary:What do you associate with chemistry? Explosions, innovative materials, plastics, pollution? The public's confused and contradictory conception of chemistry as basic science, industrial producer and polluter contributes to what we present in this book as chemistry's image as an impure science. Historically, chemistry has always been viewed as impure both in terms of its academic status and its role in transforming modern society. While exploring the history of this science we argue for a characteristic philosophical approach that distinguishes chemistry from physics. This reflection leads us t.
Other form:Print version: Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette. Chemistry : The Impure Science. Singapore : World Scientific, ©2012 9781848168114