By Manuel DeLanda

Philosophical Chemistry furthers Manuel DeLanda's innovative intervention within the philosophy of technology and technology experiences. opposed to a monadic and totalizing figuring out of technological know-how, DeLanda's historicizing research strains the centrality of divergence, specialization and hybridization in the course of the fields and subfields of chemistry.

The technique makes use of a sequence of chemical textbooks, separated from one another through fifty yr sessions (1750, 1800, 1850, and 1900), to keep on with the old formation of consensus practices. the 3 chapters take care of one subfield of chemistry within the century within which it was once constructed: eighteenth-century inorganic chemistry, nineteenth-century natural chemistry, and nineteenth-century actual chemistry. This ebook creates a version of a systematic box in a position to accommodating the difference and differentiation obtrusive within the historical past of medical perform. DeLanda proposes a version that's made up of 3 elements: a website of phenomena, a neighborhood of practitioners, and a suite of tools and strategies connecting the group to the domain.

Philosophical Chemistry could be crucial analyzing for these engaged in emergent, radical and modern strands of inspiration within the philosophy of technological know-how and for these students and scholars who attempt to perform a efficient discussion among the 2 disciplines.

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