Combining Philosophers

Ideas for Michael Burke, Gordon Graham and Harré,R./Madden,E.H

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27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 1. Mechanics / a. Explaining movement
We perceive motion, and not just successive occupations of different positions [Harr/Madden]
27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 2. Thermodynamics / a. Energy
'Energy' is a quasi-substance invented as the bearer of change during interactions [Harr/Madden]
'Kinetic energy' is used to explain the effects of moving things when they are stopped [Harr/Madden]
27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 1. Space / b. Space
Space can't be an individual (in space), but it is present in all places [Harr/Madden]
27. Natural Reality / E. Chemistry / 1. Chemistry
Chemical atoms have two powers: to enter certain combinations, and to emit a particular spectrum [Harr/Madden]
Chemistry is not purely structural; CO2 is not the same as SO2 [Harr/Madden]