Was Aristotle the founder of chemistry?
Chalmers, Alan F
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Aristotle has recently been construed as the founder of chemistry. Aristotle does give a detailed account of combination in Generation and Corruption that can be read as conforming to the kind of combination characteristic of modern chemistry. Nevertheless, to interpret Aristotle’s discussion as constituting the beginnings of, or opening the way to, chemistry is to misunderstand both Aristotle and chemistry.