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    Negotiating notation: Chemical symbols and british society, 1831–1835.Timothy L. Alborn - 1989 - Annals of Science 46 (5):437-460.
    One of the central debates among British chemists during the 1830s concerned the use of symbols to represent elements and compounds. Chemists such as Edward Turner, who desired to use symbolic notation mainly for practical reasons, eventually succeeded in fending off metaphysical objections to their approach. These objections were voiced both by the philosopher William Whewell, who wished to subordinate the chemists' practical aims to the rigid standard of algebra, and by John Dalton, whose hidebound opposition to abbreviated notation symbolized (...)
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    A Calculating Profession: Victorian Actuaries among the Statisticians.Timothy L. Alborn - 1994 - Science in Context 7 (3):433-468.
    The ArgumentHistorians of science naturally tend to express interest in other forms of intellectual activity only when these intersect with science. This tendncy has produced a number of enlightening studies of what happens when science and law or theology come into contact, but little by way of how science enters into the calculations and social status of such forms of knowledge after the conjuction has passed. Recent work in the sociology of professions, in contrast, has focused attention precisely on those (...)
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    The J.H.B. bookshelf.Timothy L. Alborn, Elizabeth B. Keeney & Keith R. Benson - 1989 - Journal of the History of Biology 22 (2):361-371.
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    The Taming of ChanceIan Hacking.Timothy L. Alborn - 1992 - Isis 83 (2):366-367.
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    The Business of Induction: Industry and Genius in the Language of British Scientific Reform, 1820–1840.Timothy L. Alborn - 1996 - History of Science 34 (103):91-121.
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    Peirce's evolutionary logic: Continuity, indeterminacy, and the natural order.Timothy L. Alborn - 1989 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 25 (1):1 - 28.