Co-author: Jeffrey Kovac
Author info: Professor of Chemistry
Publication Date: January 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Synopsis: Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann’s contributions to chemistry are well known. Less well known, however, is that over a career that spans nearly fifty years, Hoffmann has thought and written extensively about a wide variety of other topics, such as chemistry’s relationship to philosophy, literature, and the arts, including the nature of chemical reasoning, the role of symbolism and writing in science, and the relationship between art and craft and science. In this book, the authors bring together twenty-eight of Hoffmann’s most important essays. Gathered here are Hoffmann’s most philosophically significant and interesting essays and lectures, many of which are not widely accessible.