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

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Roald Hoffmann has been widely recognized for his fundamental research in chemistry, as well as for his literary career as a poet, playwright, and essayist. But Hoffmann is also a philosopher of science who has made significant contributions to our conceptual, historical, and normative understanding of chemistry. This book collects many of Hoffmann's philosophical essays, which represent a significant and unique understanding of chemistry and its broader context. It is divided thematically into five sections: Chemical Reasoning and Explanation, Writing and Communicating Science, Art and Science, Education, and Ethics.

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Date Posted: 04 December 2017

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