Alan Chalmers

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  • Born

    Born
    Alan Francis Chalmers was born in the year 1939. He is roughly 81 years old. Alan Chalmers' achievements and contributions to the Philosophy of Science are significant in striving to help educate others at a beginning level of understanding but also a thought provoking one. He did this from teaching as well as authoring books (Center for Philosophy of Science).
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  • Bachelor's of Science in Physics

    Bachelor's of Science in Physics
    In 1961, Alan F. Chalmers earned his Bachelor's Degree of Science in Physics at the University of Bristol, in England.
  • Master of Science in Physics

    Master of Science in Physics
    Alan F. Chalmers earned his Master's of Science Degree in Physics in 1964 from the University of Manchester in England.
  • Awarded PhD

    Awarded PhD
    Alan F. Chalmers was awarded his PhD from the University of London. He did his dissertation of the Electromagnetic Theory of James Clerk Maxwell.
  • "What is This Thing Called Science?"

    "What is This Thing Called Science?"
    Alan Chalmers' book, "What Is This Thing Called Science?", was first published in 1976. In his comprehensible book he critiques the empirical viewpoint. He does this in a manner which is easy to understand. This book is used in teaching introductory courses to the Philosophy of Science.
  • Science and Its Fabrication

    Science and Its Fabrication
    "Chalmers demonstrates how a qualified defense of science that occupies the middle ground between ideological glorifications and radical denials or rejections of it is possible"(University of Minnesota Press).
  • "The Scientist's Atom and the Philosopher's Stone"

    "The Scientist's Atom and the Philosopher's Stone"
    "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"(Chalmers).