This article presents the concept of geographical and cultural border as an analogy to construct a different perspective on a historical fact and its main contribution to the origins of Chemistry as one of the sciences of nature. It is thought up on the origin of the model of the Phlogiston and of the reasons English and German chemists had to admit and accept it during the 18th century. It is also demonstrated that the G. E. Stahl proposal was a conceptual and methodological construction, which cannot be abandoned by the simple ‘“entelequia” for the oxygen. An analysis of A. L. Lavoisier work was done in order to discuss the category of“scientific Revolution” of T. S. Kuhn, and conclude, that this step cannot be assumed from theabove mentioned perspective.
Badillo, R. G., Miranda, R. P., & Torres, A. P. G. (2015). Del modelo científico del flogisto al modelo de la oxidación. El concepto de frontera. Educacion Quimica, 26(3), 242–249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eq.2015.03.001