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Dalton, John (1766–1844), chemist and natural philosopher

Frank Greenaway.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Medicinal Chemistry. 6526 words.

Dalton, John (1766–1844), chemist and natural philosopher, was born (by his own account) on 6 September 1766 at Eaglesfield, near Cockermouth in Cumberland, second of the four children and...

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Polanyi, Michael (1891–1976), physical chemist and philosopher

R. A. Hodgkin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Medicinal Chemistry. 1544 words.

Polanyi, Michael (1891–1976), physical chemist and philosopher, was born in Budapest in March 1891, the fifth of six children and third son of Mihály Polacsek, a railway entrepreneur and...

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vitalism

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Chemistry.

A philosophy holding that the phenomena exhibited in living organisms are the result of special forces distinct from chemical and physical ones. See mechanistic philosophy.

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