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From Metaphysics to Metachemistry

Nordmann, Alfred
Baird, David and Scerri, Eric and McIntyre, Lee (eds.) (2006):
From Metaphysics to Metachemistry.
In: Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 347-362, [Online-Edition: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/7406],
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Abstract

In 1940 appeared La Philosophie du Non by Gaston Bachelard. The American edition of 1968 translates the title obviously enough as The Philosophy of No and 10 years later, the German followed with Die Philosophie des Nein. And yet, Die Philosophie des Nicht would have been more appropriate and in English - impossible though it sounds - Philosophy of Non. After all, taking his cue from non-Euclidean geometry, Bachelard revels in the “non” of non- Aristotelian logic, non-Cartesian epistemology, non-Baconian science, non-Kantian ontology, non-Newtonian mechanics, and non-Lavoisian chemistry. In all these cases, the “non” does not signal a negation or antithesis but marks Euclidean geometry as a special case of a differentiated non-Euclidean geometry, Lavoisian chemistry as a limited set of practices which is dialectically reflected in non-Lavoisian chemistry, etc.

Item Type: Book Section
Erschienen: 2006
Editors: Baird, David and Scerri, Eric and McIntyre, Lee
Creators: Nordmann, Alfred
Title: From Metaphysics to Metachemistry
Language: English
Abstract:

In 1940 appeared La Philosophie du Non by Gaston Bachelard. The American edition of 1968 translates the title obviously enough as The Philosophy of No and 10 years later, the German followed with Die Philosophie des Nein. And yet, Die Philosophie des Nicht would have been more appropriate and in English - impossible though it sounds - Philosophy of Non. After all, taking his cue from non-Euclidean geometry, Bachelard revels in the “non” of non- Aristotelian logic, non-Cartesian epistemology, non-Baconian science, non-Kantian ontology, non-Newtonian mechanics, and non-Lavoisian chemistry. In all these cases, the “non” does not signal a negation or antithesis but marks Euclidean geometry as a special case of a differentiated non-Euclidean geometry, Lavoisian chemistry as a limited set of practices which is dialectically reflected in non-Lavoisian chemistry, etc.

Title of Book: Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline
Series Name: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
Place of Publication: Dordrecht
Publisher: Springer
Divisions: 02 Department of History and Social Science
02 Department of History and Social Science > Institute of Philosophy
07 Department of Chemistry
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2018 19:55
Official URL: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/7406
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-74069
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