Pierre Duhem (1861-1916)
2012 (English)In: Philosophy of chemistry / [ed] Andrea I. Woody, Robin Findlay Hendry, Paul Needham, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012, Vol. 6, 113-124 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
After a brief bibliographical sketch, Duhem's professional interests in chemistry are distinguished from his several other interests and related to his general concerns with the development of thermodynamics. His account of chemical formulas is described in sufficient detail to convey why he thought no atomist presuppositions were involved, and some of his reasons for questioning atomism are discussed. The article concludes with a discussion of his understanding of the bearing of ancient alternatives to atomism on the interpretation of the science of his time.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 6, 113-124 p.
, Handbook of the philosophy of science, ISSN 1878-9846 ; 6
Philosophy History of Technology
Research subject Theoretical Philosophy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-69542ISI: 000317660800011ISBN: 978-0-08-093076-3ISBN: 978-0-444-51675-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-69542DiVA: diva2:477439