Image and Reality: Kekul, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination

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Nineteenth-century chemists were faced with a particular problem: how to depict the atoms and molecules that are beyond the direct reach of our bodily senses. In visualizing this microworld, these scientists were the first to move beyond high-level philosophical speculations regarding the unseen. In "Image and Reality," Alan Rocke focuses on the community of organic chemists in Germany to provide the basis for a fuller understanding of the nature of scientific creativity. Arguing that visual mental images regularly assisted ...

Image and Reality: Kekul, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226723327

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