By concluding successfully the course the students should be able to:
Describe briefly the contribution of the Greek natural philosophers to the understanding of nature.
Refer to the major epistemological trends and to specific persons represeanting each of them.
Describe briefly the contribution of important scientists to the advance of science.
Relate advances in the field of Chemistry in relation to analogous advances in other sciences.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Physical sciences in ancient Greece and comparison with current theories.
Chemistry of ancient and middle ages and methods of its use for educational purposes (collection and evaluation of material, experimental reproduction, metyhods of presenting the results using modern teaching aids).
History of chemistry as a science in the last two centuries.
The pioneering work of important researchers.
Topics in epistemology of Chemistry
natural philosophy, epistemologic trends, current scientific theories, development of chemistry
Additional bibliography for study
Η. Butterfield, Η καταγωγή της σύγχρονης επιστήμης 1300-1800, Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης
Α. Koyre, Δυτικός πολιτισμός, Ύψιλον
H.M. Leicester, Historical Background to Chemistry, Dover, 1971.
R. Mierzecki, The Historical Development of Chemical Concepts, Dordrecht, 1991.