Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, Volume 48, number 142, abril 2016
Flogisto versus oxígeno: una nueva reconstrucción y su fundamentación histórica
[Phlogiston versus Oxygen: A New Reconstruction and Its Historical Grounds]
José L. Falguera
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
España

joseluis.falguera@usc.es
Xavier de Donato-Rodríguez
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
España

xavier_donato@yahoo.com

Abstract: In this work we develop structuralist reconstructions of phlogiston theory, by Priestley, and oxygen theory, by Lavoisier. Our proposal is an alternative to that offered by Caamaño (2009 and 2011) in an attempt to adjust better to the actual historical formulations of these theories.
Keywords: phlogiston theory, oxygen theory, structuralist metatheory, incommensurability, history of chemistry

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