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    Lucretius or the philosophy of chemistry

    Mackay, Alan L. (1997) Lucretius or the philosophy of chemistry. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 129-30 , pp. 305-310. ISSN 0927-7757.

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    Abstract

    A world view deriving from the objective knowledge acquired by the physical sciences is contrasted with the fashionable subjective philosophical view that all systems of thought are equally valid ways of structuring the universe. As Lucretius guessed, atoms are real and are not simply arbitrary constructs to explain the observations. Mathematics and computing have an important role in permitting long and sophisticated arguments to be carried through.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): chemistry, atom, philosophy
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Biological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2005
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/287

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