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Read online Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann s contributions to chemistry are well known Less well known however is that over a career that spans nearly fifty years Hoffmann has thought and written extensively about a wide variety of other topics such as chemistry s relationship to philosophy literature and the arts including the nature of chemical reasoning the role of symbolism and writing in science and the relationship between art and craft and science In Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy Art and Science of Chemistry Jeffrey Kovac and Michael Weisberg bring together twenty eight of Hoffmann s most important essays Gathered here are Hoffmann s most philosophically significant and interesting essays and lectures many of which are not widely accessible In essays such as Why Buy That Theory Nearly Circular Reasoning How Should Chemists Think The Metaphor Unchained Art in Science and Molecular Beauty we find the mature reflections of one of America s leading scientists Organized under the general headings of Chemical Reasoning and Explanation Writing and Communicating Art and Science Education and Ethics these stimulating essays provide invaluable insight into the teaching and practice of science by Roald Hoffmann, Jeffrey Kovac, Michael Weisberg

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Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry
Title:Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry
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Number of Pages:390
Category:Science, Non fiction, Philosophy, Essays, Chemistry
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Chemistry Imagined: Reflections on Science, Something That Belongs to You, Gaps and Verges: Poems, Solids and Surfaces: A Chemist's View of Bonding in Extended Structures, The Same and Not the Same, Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry, The Metamict State, Soliton, Beyond the Finite: The Sublime in Art and Science, Old Wine, New Flasks
Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann s contributions to chemistry are well known Less well known however is that over a career that spans nearly fifty years Hoffmann has thought and written extensively about a wide variety of other topics such as chemistry s relationship to philosophy literature and the arts including the nature of chemical reasoning the role of symbolism and writing in science and the relationship between art and craft and science In Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy Art and Science of Chemistry Jeffrey Kovac and Michael Weisberg bring together twenty eight of Hoffmann s most important essays Gathered here are Hoffmann s most philosophically significant and interesting essays and lectures many of which are not widely accessible In essays such as Why Buy That Theory Nearly Circular Reasoning How Should Chemists Think The Metaphor Unchained Art in Science and Molecular Beauty we find the mature reflections of one of America s leading scientists Organized under the general headings of Chemical Reasoning and Explanation Writing and Communicating Art and Science Education and Ethics these stimulating essays provide invaluable insight into the teaching and practice of science, Positioned at the crossroads of the physical and biological sciences chemistry deals with neither the infinitely small nor the infinitely large nor directly with life So it is sometimes thought of as dull the way things in the middle often are But this middle ground is precisely where human beings exist As Hoffmann shows in his inspired prose the world observed at its molecular level is complex and agitated as are the emotions of the supposedly dispassionate scientists who explore it In The Same and Not the Same the vital tensions of chemistry are revealed with down to earth explanations Hoffmann uncovers the polarities that power rend and reform the world of molecules When we wash an apple before eating it we are thinking not merely of the dirt that may still be on it but of the pesticides used in agricultural production When we take medication we expect relief for our pain but also fear side effects The Same and Not the Same shows this ambivalence to be only one of a number of dualities pervading the world of molecules The theme of identity reflected in the title of the book is central to the story Other dualities from stasis and dynamics to creation and discovery to the rich complexity of revealing and concealing are lucidly delineated for nonscientist and scientist alike The Same and Not the Same also offers a rare and compelling personal statement of the social responsibility of scientists Unabashedly confronting some of the major ethical controversies in chemistry today the book strives for balance in facing the pressing ecological and environmental concerns of our time, No description available, No description available