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Thinking About Matter

By: JH Brooke

Ashgate

Hardback | Sep 1995 | #129174 | ISBN: 0860784649
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Contents

Chemists in their contexts - some recent trends in historiography; "A sower went forth" - Joseph Priestly and the ministry of reform; Davy's chemical outlook - the acid test; the superiority of nature's art? vitalism, natural theology and the rise of organic chemistry; Wohler's urea and its vital force? - a verdict from the chemists; Berzelius, the dualistic hypothesis and the rise of organic chemistry; Laurent, Gerhardt and the philosophy of chemistry; organic synthesis and the unification of chemistry - a reappraisal; Avogadro's hypothesis and its fate - a case-study in the failure of case-studies; doing down the Frenchies - how much credit should Kekule have given?.

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