Was Aristotle the founder of chemistry?
Chalmers, Alan F
Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek
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Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Adelaide 2013
Aristotle has recently been construed as the founder of chemistry. Aristotle does give a detailed account of combination in Generation and Corruption that can be read as conforming to the kind of combination characteristic of modern chemistry. Nevertheless, to interpret Aristotle’s discussion as constituting the beginnings of, or opening the way to, chemistry is to misunderstand both Aristotle and chemistry.
Greek research, Greece, Australia
Chalmers, A.F., 2013. Was Aristotle the founder of chemistry? In M. Tsianikas, N. Maadad, G. Couvalis, and M. Palaktsoglou (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2011", Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 79-85.