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Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry

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ISBN-10: 0199755906

ISBN-13: 9780199755905

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jeffrey Kovac, Michael Weisberg

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Jeffrey Kovac is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee. Michael Weisberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Trying to Understand, Making Bonds
Chemical Reasoning and Explanation
Why Buy That Theory?
What Might Philosophy of Science Look Like If Chemists Built It?
Nearly Circular Reasoning
Ockham's Razor and Chemistry
Qualitative Thinking in the Age of Modern Computational Chemistry, or What Lionel Salem Knows
Learning from Molecules in Distress
Why Think Up New Molecules?
How Should Chemists Think?
Writing and Communicating in Chemistry
Under the Surface of the Chemical Article
Representation in Chemistry
The Say of Things
How Symbolic and Iconic Languages Bridge the Two Worlds of the Chemist: A Case Study from Contemporary Bioorganic Chemistry
How Nice to Be an Outsider
The Metaphor, Unchained
Art and Science
Art in Science?
Science and Crafts
Molecular Beauty
Chemical Education
Teach to Search
Some Heretical Thoughts on What Our Students Are Telling Us
Very Specific Teaching Strategies, and Why They Work
Ethics in Science
Mind the Shade
Science and Ethics: A Marriage of Necessity and Choice for this Millennium
Honesty to the Singular Object
The Material and Spiritual Rationales Are Inseparable