Brigitte van Tiggelen

Affiliation: 

Mémosciences asbl, Louvain-la-neuve

A chemistry without hypothesis ? Maurice Delacre (1862-1938) and the history and philosophy of chemistry

At the end of scientific career devoted to organic chemistry, the Belgian chemist Maurice Delacre published a creed in positivist chemistry in 1934. This was his last contribution to the Bulletin de la Classe des Sciences of the Royal Belgian Academy of which he was a member, and also his last scientific paper for afterwards, he focused on his hobby : the influence of drawing in the painting of Van Dijck, Rubens and Michel-Angelo.