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The scientist's atom and the philosopher's stone : how science succeeded and philosophy failed to gain knowledge of atoms / Alan Chalmers.

By: Chalmers, A. F. (Alan Francis), 1939-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Boston studies in the philosophy of science: v. 279.Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2011, c2009Description: xii, 287 p. : 24 cm.ISBN: 9789048123612 (hardcover); 9048123615 (hardcover); 9789400705333 (softcover); 9400705336 (softcover).Other title: How science succeeded and philosophy failed to gain knowledge of atoms.Subject(s): Atomic theory -- History | Atomism -- History | Science -- Philosophy -- History | Science -- HistoryOther classification: 30.02 | 08.35
Partial contents:
Atomism : science or philosophy? -- Democritean atomism -- How does Epicurus's garden grow? -- Atomism in its ancient Greek perspective -- From the ancient Greeks to the dawn of science -- Atomism, experiment and the mechanical philosophy : the work of Robert Boyle -- Newton's atomism and its fate -- The emergence of modern chemistry with no debt to atomism -- Dalton's atomism and its creative modification via chemical formulae -- From Avogadro to Cannizzaro : the old story -- Thermodynamics and the kinetic theory -- Experimental contact with molecules -- Experimental contact with electrons -- Atomism vindicated?
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541.18:93 PIAZZA Soft matter : 541.28 ELLAM Isotopes : 541.2:93 ATOMS Atoms in chemistry : 541.2:93 CHALMERS The scientist's atom and the philosopher's stone : 541.2:93 CLERICUZIO Elements, principles and corpuscles : 541.2:93 PULLMAN The atom in the history of human thought / 541.2:93 PYLE Atomism and its critics :

Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-276) and indexes.

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