chemistry the impure science

Download Book Chemistry The Impure Science in PDF format. You can Read Online Chemistry The Impure Science here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Chemistry

Author : Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent
ISBN : 9781848162266
Genre : Chemistry
File Size : 82. 20 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 417
Read : 646

Download Now Read Online


This book uses history to introduce central issues in the philosophy of chemistry. Mobilizing the theme of impurity, it explores the tradition of chemistry''s negative image. It then argues for the positive philosophical value of chemistry, reflecting its characteristic practical engagement with the material world. The book concludes with some ethical reflections concerning chemistry''s orientations in the twenty-first century.The authors have previously both offered significant contributions to the history and philosophy of chemistry.

Impure Science

Author : Steven Epstein
ISBN : 0520921259
Genre : Medical
File Size : 48. 23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 166
Read : 1156

Download Now Read Online


In the short, turbulent history of AIDS research and treatment, the boundaries between scientist insiders and lay outsiders have been crisscrossed to a degree never before seen in medical history. Steven Epstein's astute and readable investigation focuses on the critical question of "how certainty is constructed or deconstructed," leading us through the views of medical researchers, activists, policy makers, and others to discover how knowledge about AIDS emerges out of what he calls "credibility struggles." Epstein shows the extent to which AIDS research has been a social and political phenomenon and how the AIDS movement has transformed biomedical research practices through its capacity to garner credibility by novel strategies. Epstein finds that nonscientist AIDS activists have gained enough of a voice in the scientific world to shape NIH–sponsored research to a remarkable extent. Because of the blurring of roles and responsibilities, the production of biomedical knowledge about AIDS does not, he says, follow the pathways common to science; indeed, AIDS research can only be understood as a field that is unusually broad, public, and contested. He concludes by analyzing recent moves to democratize biomedicine, arguing that although AIDS activists have set the stage for new challenges to scientific authority, all social movements that seek to democratize expertise face unusual difficulties. Avoiding polemics and accusations, Epstein provides a benchmark account of the AIDS epidemic to date, one that will be as useful to activists, policy makers, and general readers as to sociologists, physicians, and scientists.

French Studies In The Philosophy Of Science

Author : Anastasios Brenner
ISBN : 9781402093685
Genre : Science
File Size : 51. 8 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 191
Read : 249

Download Now Read Online


Having examined previous volumes of the Boston Studies series devoted to different countries, and having discussed the best way to present contemporary research in France, we have arrived at a careful selection of 15 participants, including the organizers. Our aim is to bring together philosophers and practicing scientist from the major institutions of the country, both universities and research centers. The areas of research represented here cover a wide spectrum of sciences, from mathematics and physics to the life sciences, as well as linguistics and economics. This selection is a showcase of French philosophy of science, illustrating the different methods employed: logico-linguistic analysis, rational reconstruction and historical inquiry. These participants have the ability to relate their research both to the French tradition and current discussions on the international scene. Also included is a substantial historical introduction, explaining the development of philosophy of science in France, the various schools of thought and methods as well as the major concepts and their significance.

Accumulation

Author : Jennifer Gabrys
ISBN : 9781135090463
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 81. 73 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 438
Read : 378

Download Now Read Online


From food punnets to credit cards, plastic facilitates every part of our daily lives. It has become central to processes of contemporary socio-material living. Universalised and abstracted, it is often treated as the passive object of political deliberations, or a problematic material demanding human management. But in what ways might a 'politics of plastics' deal with both its specific manifestation in particular artefacts and events, and its complex dispersed heterogeneity? Accumulation explores the vitality and complexity of plastic. This interdisciplinary collection focuses on how the presence and recalcitrance of plastic reveals the relational exchanges across human and synthetic materialities. It captures multiplicity by engaging with the processual materialities or plasticity of plastic. Through a series of themed essays on plastic materialities, plastic economies, plastic bodies and new articulations of plastic, the editors and chapter authors examine specific aspects of plastic in action. How are multiple plastic realities enacted? What are their effects? This book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, human and cultural geography, environmental studies, consumption studies, science and technology studies, design, and political theory.

Chemistry

Author : Thomas R. Gilbert
ISBN : 9780393937084
Genre : Science
File Size : 57. 63 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 306
Read : 992

Download Now Read Online


All general chemistry students face similar challenges, but they use their textbook differently to meet those challenges. Some read chapters from beginning to end, some consult the book as a reference, and some look to the book for problem-solving help. Chemistry, Fourth Edition supports all kind of learners, regardless of how they use the book, by helping them connect chemistry to their world, see that world from a molecular point of view, and become expert problem solvers.

Choice

Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106017987774
Genre : Best books
File Size : 48. 74 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 269
Read : 1320

Download Now Read Online



Extractive Metallurgy Of Nickel Cobalt And Platinum Group Metals

Author : Frank Kenneth Crundwell
ISBN : 9780080968094
Genre : Science
File Size : 24. 21 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 916
Read : 923

Download Now Read Online


Nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals are key elements for materials processing. They occur together in one book because they (i) map together on the periodic table (ii) occur together in many ores and (iii) are natural partners for further materials processing and materials manufacturing. They all are, for example, important catalysts - with platinum group metals being especially important for reducing car and truck emissions. Stainless steels and CoNiFe airplane engine super alloys are examples of practical usage.

Top Download:

New Books