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History and Philosophy of Chemistry

Histoire et philosophie de la chimie

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Published on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The philosophy of chemistry is a little known reflection domain, expanding, opening up new opportunities for reflection on science and technology, often different and complementary of the perspectives opened by the philosophy of physics, biology and mathematics. This seminar will, in particular, be a place for exchanges between historians, philosophers, chemists, scientists from diverse backgrounds, students and anyone interested in the subject. It aims to promote dialogue between philosophers and historians and give voice to different historical and philosophical approaches in respect of their singularities.

Announcement

Organisation 

Jean-Pierre Llored (SPHERE & Linacre College, Université d’Oxford ; Club d’histoire de la chimie)

Presentation

The philosophy of chemistry is a little known reflection domain, expanding, opening up new opportunities for reflection on science and technology, often different and complementary of the perspectives opened by the philosophy of physics, biology and mathematics. This seminar will, in particular, be a place for exchanges between historians, philosophers, chemists, scientists from diverse backgrounds, students and anyone interested in the subject. It aims to promote dialogue between philosophers and historians and give voice to different historical and philosophical approaches in respect of their singularities. It will address some key issues raised by this scientific discipline: reducing chemical science to quantum physics or emergence of an irreducible level of organization, absolute or relational features of chemical elements, categorical or dispositional properties, metaphysics of substances, insertion of chemistry in a socio-historical network extended to industry, study of chemistry along the axis science-technology-society-environment, etc. Epistemological questions, ontological, political and ethical will get special attention. This seminar will be completed by the organization, at SPHERE, in early July 2017, of the 21st annual Conference of the International Society of Chemical Philosophy.

Program

Sessions on Thursdays, Building Condorcet, University Paris Diderot, 4, rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris – Map

Abstracts are online.

Oct. 13

Room Mondrian, 646A, 14:00–16:00

  • Overview of the program of the Seminar by Dr Jean-Pierre Llored (SPHERE & Linacre College, Université d’Oxford, & Club de la chimie)
  • Joachim Schummer (éditeur-en-chef du journal HYLE) : Radical Change and Material Complexity : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Chemistry.

Dec. 1rst

Room Malevitch, 483A, 14:00–16:00

  • Muriel le Roux (CNRS, Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (IHMC), ENS ULM) : Sources et méthodes de l’histoire des sciences et des technologies de la fin du XXe siècle.

Dec. 15, Sciences, techniques et éthique

Room Rothko, 412B, 14:00–17:00

  • Annick Jaulin (Université Paris I Sorbonne, GRAMATA, SPHERE) : Aristote, la substance et la forme.
  • Mehrnaz Katouzian-Safadi (CNRS, SPHERE-CHSPAM) : La rencontre de deux entités : la matière médicale et le corps.
  • Jean-Pierre Llored (SPHERE & Linacre College, Université d’Oxford ; Club d’histoire de la chimie) : Du concept de substance à ceux d’ex-stance et d’affordance : perspectives ouvertes par la philosophie de la chimie.

Jan. 19, 2017

Room Mondrian, 646A, 14:00–16:00

  • Pierre Laszlo (Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau ; Club d’histoire de la chimie) : Pentacoordinate species : Paradigm construction in an example from the 1960s.

Feb. 16, Modélisation dans les technosciences comme la chimie

Room Mondrian, 646A, 14:00–16:00

  • Alfred Nordmann (Université de Darmstadt) : The Evidence of Similarity - When Theorists reenact Experiments in silico.

March 16, Types naturels en chimie et la question du réalisme

Room Mondrian, 646A, 14:00–16:00

  • Hasok Chang (Cambridge University) : titre à venir

April 20, Sciences, technics & ethics

Room Mondrian, 646A, 14:00–17:00

  • Thomas le Roux (CNRS, EHESS-CRH) : Histoire de la pollution des industries chimiques.
  • Benoît Timmermans (Université Libre de Bruxelles) : Déclinaisons de la précaution et de l’action préventive dans la réglementation REACH.
  • Stéphane Sarrade (Département de physico-chimie, CEA de Saclay): Chimie verte et environnement.
  • Jean-Pierre Llored (SPHERE & Linacre College, Université d’Oxford ; Club d’histoire de la chimie) : Perspectives mésologiques pour la chimie.

May 18

Room Mondrian, 646A, 14:00–16:00

  • John Perkin (Université d’Oxford Brookes) : Histoire sociale de la chimie et la révolution chimique en France, 1775-95.

June 1rst,

Room Mondrian, 646A, 14:00–16:00

  • Danielle Fauque (GHDSO-EST-EA 1610, Université Paris Sud, Université Paris Saclay ; Club d’histoire de la chimie) : L’Union internationale de chimie pure et appliquée (aujourd’hui IUPAC), 1946-1975 : se réorganiser ou se réformer ? La délicate évolution d’une union internationale dans un champ disciplinaire en pleine évolution.

June 29,

Room Mondrian, 646A, 14:00–16:00

  • Eric Scerri (Université de Californie) : Classification périodique des éléments : éléments d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences

Places

  • Bâtiment Condorcet, - Université Paris Diderot, 4 rue Elsa Morante
    Paris, France (75013)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
  • Thursday, December 01, 2016
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
  • Thursday, February 02, 2017
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • Thursday, June 01, 2017
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017

Keywords

  • chimie, révolution chimique, Navelbine, taxotère, IUPAC, union internationale de la chimie

Contact(s)

  • Nad Fachard
    courriel : nad [dot] fachard [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

Information source

  • Nad Fachard
    courriel : nad [dot] fachard [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« History and Philosophy of Chemistry », Seminar and workshop, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, http://calenda.org/388476