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Chalmers, A. F. (Alan Francis) 1939-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 430 publications in 17 languages and 5,454 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by A. F Chalmers
What is this thing called science? : an assessment of the nature and status of science and its methods by A. F Chalmers( Book )

264 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first publication in 1976, Alan Chalmers's highly regarded and widely read work--translated into eighteen languages--has become a classic introduction to the scientific method, known for its accessibility to beginners and its value as a resource for advanced students and scholars. -- Amazon.com
What is this thing called science? by A. F Chalmers( Book )

71 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revised and extended edition offers a concise and illuminating treatment of major developments in the field over the last two decades, with the same accessible style which ensured the popularity of previous editions. Of particular importance is the examination of Bayesianism and the new experimentalism, as well as new chapters on the nature of scientific laws and recent trends in the realism versus anti-realism debate."--Jacket
Science and its fabrication by A. F Chalmers( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientist's atom and the philosopher's stone : how science succeeded and philosophy failed to gain knowledge of atoms by A. F Chalmers( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the results of his own scholarly research as well as that of others the author offers, for the first time, a comprehensive and documented history of theories of the atom from Democritus to the twentieth century. This is not history for its own sake. By critically reflecting on the various versions of atomic theories of the past the author is able to grapple with the question of what sets scientific knowledge apart from other kinds of knowledge, philosophical knowledge in particular. He thereby engages historically with issues concerning the nature and status of scientific knowledge that were dealt with in a more abstract way in his What Is This Thing Called Science?, a book that has been a standard text in philosophy of science for three decades and which is available in nineteen languages. Speculations about the fundamental structure of matter from Democritus to the seventeenth-century mechanical philosophers and beyond are construed as categorically distinct from atomic theories amenable to experimental investigation and support and as contributing little to the latter from a historical point of view. The thesis will provoke historians and philosophers of science alike and will require a revision of a range of standard views in the history of science and philosophy. The book is key reading for students and scholars in History and Philosophy of Science and will be instructive for and provide a challenge to philosophers, historians and scientists more generally
One hundred years of pressure : hydrostatics from Stevin to Newton by A. F Chalmers( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph investigates the development of hydrostatics as a science. In the process, it sheds new light on the nature of science and its origins in the Scientific Revolution. Readers will come to see that the history of hydrostatics reveals subtle ways in which the science of the seventeenth century differed from previous periods. The key, the author argues, is the new insights into the concept of pressure that emerged during the Scientific Revolution. This came about due to contributions from such figures as Simon Stevin, Pascal, Boyle and Newton. The author compares their work with Galileo and Descartes, neither of whom grasped the need for a new conception of pressure. As a result, their contributions to hydrostatics were unproductive. The story ends with Newton insofar as his version of hydrostatics set the subject on its modern course. He articulated a technical notion of pressure that was up to the task. Newton compared the mathematical way in hydrostatics and the experimental way, and sided with the former. The subtleties that lie behind Newton's position throws light on the way in which developments in seventeenth-century science simultaneously involved mathematization and experimentation. This book serves as an example of the degree of conceptual change that new sciences often require. It will be of interest to those involved in the study of history and philosophy of science. It will also appeal to physicists as well as interested general readers
A Fabricação da ciencia by A. F Chalmers( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel graphics and visualisation : proceedings by Eurographics Workshop on Parallel Graphics and Visualisation( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyŏndae ŭi kwahak ch'ŏrhak by A. F Chalmers( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vad är vetenskap egentligen? by A. F Chalmers( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What is this thing called science? by A. F Chalmers( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A text on the philosophy of science
The electromagnetic theory of J.C. Maxwell and some aspects of its subsequent development by A. F Chalmers( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Apa itu yang dinamakan ilmu? : suatu penilaian tentang watak dan status ilmu serta metodenya by A. F Chalmers( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La ciencia como conocimiento derivado de los hechos de la experiencia. by A. F Chalmers( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Qualitative novelty in seventeenth-century science : hydrostatics from Stevin to Pascal by A. F Chalmers( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2003 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

VAST 2007 : the 8th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology, and Intelligent Cultural Heritage ; 5th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, Brighton, UK, November 26-30, 2007 by Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage International Symposium on Virtual Reality( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The electromagnetic theory of James Clerk Maxwell and some aspects of its subsequent development by A. F Chalmers( )

1 edition published in 1971 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Boyle and the origins of modern chemistry : Newman tried in the fire by A. F Chalmers( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Low energy electron scattering experiments by A. F Chalmers( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's telescopic observations of Venus and Mars by A. F Chalmers( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Alan Chalmers Australisch schrijver

Alan Francis Chalmers

Alan Francis Chalmers britischer Philosoph und Hochschullehrer

Alan Francis Chalmers físico, profesor, escritor y filósofo británico.

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Chalmers, A. F.

Chalmers A. F. 1939-....

Chalmers Alan

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Chalmers, Alan F. 1939-

Chalmers, Alan F. (Alan Francis), 1939-

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Chalmers, Alan Francis 1939-

آلان شالمر، 1939-

آلن چالمرز نویسنده استرالیایی

차머스, A. F. 1939-

차머스, 앨런 F. 1939-

차머스, 앨런 프랜시스 1939-

チャルマーズ, A. F.

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What is this thing called science?Science and its fabricationThe scientist's atom and the philosopher's stone : how science succeeded and philosophy failed to gain knowledge of atomsVAST 2007 : the 8th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology, and Intelligent Cultural Heritage ; 5th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, Brighton, UK, November 26-30, 2007