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Variations on a theme : patterns of congruence and divergence among 18th century chemical affinity theories

  title={Variations on a theme : patterns of congruence and divergence among 18th century chemical affinity theories},
  author={Georgette Taylor},
The doctrine of affinity deserves to be recognised by historians of chemistry as the foundational basis of the discipline of chemistry as it was practiced in Britain during the 18th century. It attained this status through its crucial structural role in the pedagogy of the discipline. The importance of pedagogy and training in the practice of science is currently being reassessed by a number of historians, and my research contributes to this historiographical endeavour. My analysis of the… 

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