Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Featured New Book in Philosophy
Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry by
Publication Date: 2012-01-23
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. InRoald 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.
Philosophy Research Guide
Welcome to the Philosophy Research Guide
Bust of Socrates - Source: Wikimedia Commons
Start with the basic searches in the boxes below, or use the tabs above to locate E-Resources, Books, Journal Articles, Film and Images.
For information on specific topics in Philosophy, such as Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Modern-Contemporary Philosophy, and Multi-disciplinary Connections use the tabs above.
For help with Writing Philosophy Papers or Reference Resources, use the drop-down menu from the Research & Writing Help tab above.
Department of Philosophy Homepage
This Guide Revised & Maintained By: