Meinel, Christoph (1984) "... to make chemistry more applicable and generally beneficial." The Transition in Scientific Perspective in Eighteenth Century Chemistry. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 23, pp. 339-347.
In 1751, the Swedish chemist Johan Gottschalk Wallerius first differentiated between “pure” and “applied” chemistry, a distinction which was quickly adopted by the other branches of science. Behind this was a new scientific concept of chemistry which emphasized the importance of applying chemistry's accumulated knowledge and its capabilities of providing for the general economic benefit. It also provided chemistry with a new position within the hierarchy of the sciences as well as with a new function in society. The reasons behind and causes of the change in scientific perspective associated with this concept point to the social and institutional conditions under which this field has developed into an independent academic discipline.
|Institutions:||Philosophy, Art, and Society > Institut für Philosophie > Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Meinel)|
|Keywords:||History of chemistry|
|Subjects:||900 History & geography > 900 Geography & history|
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Generalities, Science
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||10 Mar 2010 11:49|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 22:22|