Chemistry's Relations to the Other Sciences
A persisting topic in the philosophy of chemistry concerns chemistry's relations to the other natural sciences, especially physics. A lot of work has been dedicated both in the general philosophical literature, as well as in philosophy of chemistry, that tries to identify the exact relations between chemistry and quantum physics. This has prompted extensive debates and persistent disagreements around reductionism and its rival views. Moreover, the relations of chemistry with biology is an emerging topic that also informs our general understanding of chemistry's position relevant to the other sciences.
This theme showcases the articles which have been dedicated to the investigation of these relations. From chemistry's reduction to quantum physics, to the emergence of molecular structure and the identification of biochemical kinds, it is clear that the theme is diverse and extremely rich in content.