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Pieter Thyssen

Postdoctoral Researcher, Chargé de Recherches F.R.S.-FNRS, Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, UCLouvain, Belgium
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I am a theoretical chemist turned philosopher of science specialising in the philosophy of chemistry, philosophy of physics, and metaphysics of science.

Research domains

Philosophy

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Philosophy of Science Philosophy of Chemistry Philosophy of Physics Metaphysics of Science Metaphysics of Chemistry History of Chemistry

Publications

Mendeleev’s Periodic Law and the 19th Century Debates on Atomism

Pieter Thyssen
Königshausen & Neumann. Chemistry without Atoms, inPress
Book sections hal-04437352v1

The 'Chemical Mechanics' of the Periodic Table

Arnout Ceulemans , Pieter Thyssen
Mendeleev to Oganesson: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on the Periodic Table, 2018
Book sections hal-04437357v1
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Mendeleev and the Rare-Earth Crisis

Pieter Thyssen , Koen Binnemans
Philosophy of Chemistry: Growth of a New Discipline, 306, Springer Netherlands, pp.155 - 182, 2014, Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, ⟨10.1007/978-94-017-9364-3_11⟩
Book sections hal-04437360v1
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Accommodation of the Rare Earths in the Periodic Table: A Historical Analysis

Pieter Thyssen , Koen Binnemans
Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, 41, Elsevier, pp.1-93, 2011, ⟨10.1016/S0168-1273(11)41001-1⟩
Book sections hal-04437365v1

The Rare-Earth Crisis

Pieter Thyssen
Norwegian National Chemistry Congress, Jun 2024, Oslo, Norway
Conference papers hal-04437380v1

Are Acids Natural Kinds?

Pieter Thyssen
Young Researchers Day VIII, Nov 2023, Brussels, Belgium
Conference papers hal-04437495v1

Natural Kind Pluralism

Pieter Thyssen
27th ISPC Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Jul 2023, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Conference papers hal-04437496v1

Are Acids Natural Kinds?

Pieter Thyssen
Centenary Workshop on the Bifurcation of Acidity: Protonism versus Electronism, Mar 2023, Coburg, Germany
Conference papers hal-04437487v1

Are Acids Natural Kinds?

Pieter Thyssen
17th CLMPST International Congress on Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Jul 2023, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Conference papers hal-04437491v1

Are Acids Multiply Realised?

Pieter Thyssen
Workshop on Multiple Realisation in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology, Jun 2023, Vienna, Austria
Conference papers hal-04437483v1

Einstein’s Block Universe

Pieter Thyssen
IMEC PhD Day, Nov 2022, Leuven, Belgium
Conference papers hal-04437502v1

Identical or Distinct? The Paneth–Fajans Debate on the Nature of Isotopes

Pieter Thyssen
26th ISPC Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Aug 2022, Lille, France
Conference papers hal-04437507v1

Cross-Temporal Necessitation? A Platonist Reply to Leininger

Pieter Thyssen
Society for the Metaphysics of Science, 7th Annual Conference, Sep 2022, Bristol, United Kingdom
Conference papers hal-04437499v1

Group-Theoretical Analogy: From Elementary Particles to Chemical Elements

Pieter Thyssen
British Society for the Philosophy of Science Annual Conference, Jul 2021, Kent, United Kingdom
Conference papers hal-04437511v1

Particular Symmetries: The Group-Theoretical Nature of Chemical Elements

Pieter Thyssen
24th ISPC Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Jul 2021, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Conference papers hal-04437514v1

Degrees of Freedom

Pieter Thyssen
Online Free Will Conference, B. Loewer; J. Ismael; K. Vihvelin, Jul 2020, New York, United States
Conference papers hal-04437519v1

Particular Symmetries: The Group-Theoretical Nature of Chemical Elements

Pieter Thyssen
6th Panhellenic Conference in Philosophy of Science, Dec 2020, Athens, Greece
Conference papers hal-04437522v1

Degrees of Freedom

Pieter Thyssen
Identity Workshop, Jul 2019, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-04437528v1

Accommodating the Rare Earths in the Periodic Table: A Puzzling History

Pieter Thyssen
6th International Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of the Transactinide Elements (TAN 19), Aug 2019, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Conference papers hal-04437525v1

Mendeleev’s Nightmare

Pieter Thyssen
Christmas Lecture of the Faculty of Sciences, KU Leuven, Dec 2019, Leuven, Belgium
Conference papers hal-04437530v1

Conventionality and Reality

Pieter Thyssen
Fifth International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime, May 2018, Albena, Bulgaria
Conference papers hal-04437531v1

Relativistic Temporal Becoming

Pieter Thyssen
2nd Leuven-Buenos Aires Workshop on the Philosophy of Physics and Chemistry, Jul 2018, Leuven, Belgium
Conference papers hal-04437558v1

The Periodic Table and the Quest for the Philosopher’s Stone of Quantum Alchemy

Pieter Thyssen
20th Sigma Aldrich Symposium, Dec 2016, Blankenberge, Belgium
Conference papers hal-04437562v1

Peaceful Coexistence

Pieter Thyssen
1st Leuven-Buenos Aires Workshop on the Philosophy of Physics and Chemistry, Jul 2016, Leuven, Belgium
Conference papers hal-04437561v1

Reaching into the Past: Or How to Slay Wheeler’s Smoky Dragon in Delayed-Choice Experiments

Pieter Thyssen
3rd International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, Jul 2015, Saig, Germany
Conference papers hal-04437570v1

Reaching into the Past: Or How to Slay Wheeler’s Smoky Dragon in Delayed-Choice Experiments

Pieter Thyssen
Leuven–Bristol Workshop, May 2015, Leuven, Belgium
Conference papers hal-04437568v1

Reaching into the Past: Or How to Slay Wheeler’s Smoky Dragon in Delayed-Choice Experiments

Pieter Thyssen
Fifth Meeting on the Foundations of Quantum Physics, Dec 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Conference papers hal-04437564v1

On How to Become your own Mother and other Time Travel Paradoxes

Pieter Thyssen
5th HIW Graduate Student Conference, Mar 2015, Leuven, Belgium
Conference papers hal-04437563v1

The Problematic Accommodation of the Rare-Earth Elements in the Periodic Table from 1869 to 1913

Pieter Thyssen
Mini Symposium on Controversial Elements: The Rare Earths and Uranium in the 19th and 20th Century, Mar 2014, Leiden, Netherlands
Conference papers hal-04437574v1

The Position of Chemistry within Heisenberg’s Concept of Closed Theories

Pieter Thyssen
18th ISPC Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Jul 2014, London, United Kingdom
Conference papers hal-04437573v1

Of Plato and Heisenberg and How to Represent the World in Terms of Broken Symmetries

Pieter Thyssen
CRF International Conference, Understanding Matter: Philosophical Perspectives, Apr 2014, Palermo, Italy
Conference papers hal-04437571v1

Group Structural Realism: An Attempt to Represent the World in Terms of Broken Symmetries

Pieter Thyssen
17th ISPC Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Jul 2013, Montevideo, Uruguay
Conference papers hal-04437576v1

Symmetry Breaking and Everett’s Many-World Hypothesis

Pieter Thyssen
16th ISPC Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Aug 2012, Leuven, Belgium
Conference papers hal-04437579v1

Group Theory and the Periodic System: Symmetry-Induced Classifications in Quantum Mechanics

Pieter Thyssen
3rd International Conference on the Periodic Table, Aug 2012, Cusco, Peru
Conference papers hal-04437578v1

A Group Theoretical Analysis of the Periodic System of Elements

Pieter Thyssen
15th ISPC Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Aug 2011, Bogota, Colombia
Conference papers hal-04437582v1

The Problematic Accommodation of the Rare Earth Elements in the Periodic Table from 1869 to 1913

Pieter Thyssen
XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology (ICHST), Jul 2009, Budapest, Hungary
Conference papers hal-04437588v1

The Reception of Mendeleev’s System in Belgium

Pieter Thyssen , Brigitte Van Tiggelen
7th International Conference on the History of Chemistry, Aug 2009, Sopron, Hungary
Conference papers hal-04437589v1

Mendeleev’s Philosophical Concept of Chemical Elements in 1869: The Rare Earth Influence

Pieter Thyssen
13th ISPC Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Aug 2009, Philadelphia, United States
Conference papers hal-04437586v1

Mendeleev’s Periodic Table and the 19th Century Debates on Atomism

Pieter Thyssen
Workshop on Wald, Positivism, and Chemistry, Oct 2009, Prague, Czech Republic
Conference papers hal-04437583v1

Accommodating the Transition Elements in the Periodic Table: Troubles with Triads

Pieter Thyssen , Brigitte Van Tiggelen
12th ISPC Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Aug 2008, Coburg, Germany
Conference papers hal-04437590v1