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An Invitation to Chemical Process Philosophy

@inproceedings{Earley2013AnIT,
  title={An Invitation to Chemical Process Philosophy},
  author={J. Earley},
  year={2013}
}
Process philosophy’—based on contributions of Alfred North Whitehead (1867-1947)—has resources that would be useful in philosophy of chemistry. This approach would particularly appropriate for dealing with questions involving time-dependent self-organization in far-from-equilibrium open systems. Such spontaneous generation of coherent dynamic structure is of central importance in many fields (including chemical engineering, systems biology, and economics). Some main concepts of process… Expand
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