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Lucretius or the philosophy of chemistry

By Alan L. Mackay

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

Topics: bcs
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 1997
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bbk.ac.uk.oai2:287

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