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eBook Affinity, That Elusive Dream: A Genealogy of the Chemical Revolution (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology) ePub

by Mi Gyung Kim

  • ISBN: 0262612232
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Mi Gyung Kim
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (January 25, 2008)
  • Pages: 613
  • ePub book: 1298 kb
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Kim explores the way in which theories catered to the demands of practice .

Trevor Levere, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto). Robert Fox The Times Higher Education Supplement). Words cannot even explain how excellent this book is. Quoting right off the bat from Goethe's famed Elective Affinities, page one, this exquisite book flows onward throughout history like a gently French stream, meandering to its delightful conclusion.

Chemical affinity played an important role in this process as a metaphor. Alan J. Rocke, Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University, author of Nationalizing Science: Adolphe Wurtz and the Battle for French Chemistry)

Chemical affinity played an important role in this process as a metaphor. Rocke, Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University, author of Nationalizing Science: Adolphe Wurtz and the Battle for French Chemistry). This is a major contribution to our understanding of philosophical chemistry in the eighteenth century.

Kim explores the way in which theories catered to the demands of practice .

Mi Gyung Kim is Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University. Series: Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology. 3 people found this helpful.

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In Affinity, That Elusive Dream, Mi Gyung Kim restores chemical affinity to its proper place in historiography and in Enlightenment public culture. The Chemical Revolution is usually associated with Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, who introduced a modern nomenclature and a definitive text. Kim argues that chemical affinity was erased from historical memory by Lavoisier's omission of it from his textbook.

In Affinity, That Elusive Dream, Mi Gyung Kim restores chemical affinity to its proper place in historiography and in. .Today we publish over 30 titles in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.

In this text, Mi Gyung Kim restores chemical affinity to its proper place in historiography and in Enlightenment public culture. Kim argues that chemical affinity was erased from the historical memory by Lavoisier's omission of it from his textbook. oceedings{Kim2003AffinityTE, title {Affinity, That Elusive Dream: A Genealogy of the Chemical Revolution}, author {Mi Gyung Kim}, year {2003} }. In the 18th century, chemistry was transformed from an art to a public science.

Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology.

Request PDF On Jan 1, 2003, Mi Gyung Kim and others published Affinity, That Elusive Dream: A Genealogy of the .

We will highlight three of Guyton de Morveau's revolutionary approaches to Chemistry. The first was his role in the teaching of this science, the pedagogy and teaching methods of which were fundamental for its becoming embedded socially.

2007 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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In the eighteenth century, chemistry was transformed from an art to a public science. Chemical affinity played an important role in this process as a metaphor, a theory domain, and a subject of investigation. Goethe's Elective Affinities, which was based on the current understanding of chemical affinities, attests to chemistry's presence in the public imagination. In Affinity, That Elusive Dream, Mi Gyung Kim restores chemical affinity to its proper place in historiography and in Enlightenment public culture. The Chemical Revolution is usually associated with Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, who introduced a modern nomenclature and a definitive text. Kim argues that chemical affinity was erased from historical memory by Lavoisier's omission of it from his textbook. She examines the work of many less famous French chemists (including physicians, apothecaries, metallurgists, philosophical chemists, and industrial chemists) to explore the institutional context of chemical instruction and research, the social stratification that shaped theoretical discourse, and the crucial shifts in analytic methods. Apothecaries and metallurgists, she shows, shaped the main theory domains through their innovative approach to analysis. Academicians and philosophical chemists brought about two transformative theoretical moments through their efforts to create a rational discourse of chemistry in tune with the reigning natural philosophy. The topics discussed include the corpuscular (Cartesian) model in French chemistry in the early 1700s, the stabilization of the theory domains of composition and affinity, the reconstruction of French theoretical discourse in the middle of the eighteenth century, the Newtonian languages that plagued the domain of affinity just before the Chemical Revolution, Guyton de Morveau's program of affinity chemistry, Lavoisier's reconstruction of the theory domains of chemistry, and Berthollet's path as an affinity chemist.