Vanessa Seifert's entry in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy examines how philosophy understands chemistry's relationship to physics. The article situates this discussion around the dilemma between reduction and emergence and aims to present all existing views on this debate.
This workshop brings together philosophers working on formal ontology and metaphysics of science. The goal is to find new ways to apply work on ontological categories and formal ontological relations to case studies from the metaphysics of science.
Vanessa Seifert argues that it is an idealisation in chemistry and in quantum mechanics that an isolated molecule is stable and has structure. She then investigates how this idealisation informs our understanding of various philosophical issues.
A workshop organized jointly by the MetaScience project and Rutgers-Newark. Local organizer: Ken Aizawa. Join us for talks and discussion on 'The Metaphysical Unity of Science'.
In this paper, which is an exercise in formal ontology – an area of research concerning fundamental ontological categories and their relations – Markku Keinänen (Tampere) and Tuomas Tahko examine the tempting idea that there could be just one fundamental ontological category.
This paper is based on a pilot study for the MetaScience project. The project concerns inter-level relationships between the natural sciences and here the target is the interface between biology and chemistry, specifically, biochemical kinds such as proteins.
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No 771509. Website photo credit: Matt Lincoln Photography .
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