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Clifford, William Kingdon 1845-1879

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Works: 114 works in 600 publications in 6 languages and 5,790 library holdings
Genres: Outlines and syllabi  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other
Classifications: QA9, 510.1
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Most widely held works by William Kingdon Clifford
The common sense of the exact sciences by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

132 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student of Trinity College and a member of the Cambridge Apostles, William Kingdon Clifford (1845-79) graduated as second wrangler in the mathematical tripos, became a professor of applied mathematics at University College London in 1871, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1874. The present work was begun by Clifford during a remarkably productive period of ill health, yet it remained unfinished at his death. The statistician and philosopher of science Karl Pearson (1857-1936) was invited to edit and complete the work, finally publishing it in 1885. It tackles five of the most fundamental areas of mathematics - number, space, quantity, position and motion - explaining each one in the most basic terms, as well as deriving several original results. Also demonstrating the rationale behind these five concepts, the book particularly pleased a later Cambridge mathematician, Bertrand Russell, who read it as a teenager
Mathematical papers by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

56 editions published between 1882 and 2017 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures and essays by William Kingdon Clifford by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

66 editions published between 1879 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lectures and essays here brought together represent, with few if any exceptions, the general view of the world and human knowledge which Clifford had definitely arrived at in his later years. In general, Clifford discusses philosophy, science, and morality. In addition to the lectures and essays, this book contains a biography and selections from letters written by Clifford." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Elements of dynamic; an introduction to the study of motion and rest in solid and fluid bodies by William Kingdon Clifford( )

39 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures and essays, by the late William Kingdon Clifford by William Kingdon Clifford( )

12 editions published between 1886 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lectures and essays here brought together represent, with few if any exceptions, the general view of the world and human knowledge which Clifford had definitely arrived at in his later years. In general, Clifford discusses philosophy, science, and morality. In addition to the lectures and essays, this book contains a biography and selections from letters written by Clifford." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Geometry and nature : in memory of W.K. Clifford : a Conference on New Trends in Geometrical and Topological Methods in memory of William Kingdon Clifford, July 30-August 5, 1995, Madeira, Portugal by Conference on New Trends in Geometrical and Topological Methods( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethics of belief and other essays by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

10 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing and thinking by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

31 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific basis of morals : and other essays, viz. : right and wrong, the ethics of belief, the ethics of religion by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

7 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three lectures on psychology by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures and essays by William Kingdon Clifford( )

15 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and of the Royal Society, William Clifford (1845–79) made his reputation in applied mathematics, but his interests ranged far more widely, encompassing ethics, evolution, metaphysics and philosophy of mind. This posthumously collected two-volume work, first published in 1879, bears witness to the dexterity and eclecticism of this Victorian thinker, whose commitment to the most abstract principles of mathematics and the most concrete details of human experience resulted in vivid and often unexpected arguments. Volume 2 shows Clifford's thorough engagement with scientific thought as a method for illuminating ethical and moral questions. Essays such as 'Body and Mind', 'On the Scientific Basis of Morals' and 'The Ethics of Belief' all variously demonstrate Clifford's core tenet: that beliefs - whether they guide human action or scientific enquiry - 'can never suffer from investigation'
The ethics of belief : essays by William Kingdon Clifford, William James, A.J. Burger by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

16 editions published between 1876 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures and essays by William Kingdon Clifford( )

15 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and of the Royal Society, William Clifford (1845–79) made his reputation in applied mathematics, but his interests ranged far more widely, encompassing ethics, evolution, metaphysics and philosophy of mind. This posthumously collected two-volume work, first published in 1879, bears witness to the dexterity and eclecticism of this Victorian thinker, whose commitment to the most abstract principles of mathematics and the most concrete details of human experience resulted in vivid and often unexpected arguments. Volume 1 includes a detailed biographical introduction by Clifford's colleague, Frederick Pollock, who situates his close friend's interests in Darwin and Spinoza within a larger, life-long devotion to the principles of scientific enquiry and experiment. This volume also features two important essays, 'On Some of the Conditions of Mental Development', his first public lecture delivered at the Royal Institute in London, and 'The Philosophy of the Pure Sciences'
Conditions of mental development, and other essays by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

3 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical fragments : being facsimiles of his unfinished papers relating to the theory of graphs by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

2 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Sinn der exakten Wissenschaft in gemeinverstandlicher Form dargestellt. Deutsche Übersetzung nach der 4. Aufl. des englischen Originals by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

8 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von der Natur der Dinge an sich by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

6 editions published in 1903 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and mind : with other essays by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La voluntad de creer : un debate sobre la ética de la creencia by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The ethics of belief and other essays
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Mathematical papersThe ethics of belief and other essaysThree lectures on psychologyThe ethics of belief : essays by William Kingdon Clifford, William James, A.J. BurgerSuch silver currents : the story of William and Lucy Clifford, 1845-1929
Alternative Names
Clifford, W. K.

Clifford, W. K. 1845-1879

Clifford, W. K. (William Kingdon), 1845-1879

Clifford, William K.

Clifford, William K. 1845-1879

Kingdon Clifford, William 1845-1879

Klifford, Vilʹâm.

Klifford, Vilʹjam 1845-1879

Viljams Kingdons Klifords

William Kingdon Clifford angla matematikisto kaj filozofo

William Kingdon Clifford britischer Philosoph und Mathematiker

William Kingdon Clifford Brits wiskundige

William Kingdon Clifford English mathematician and philosopher

William Kingdon Clifford matematico e filosofo britannico

Вільям Кліфорд

Клиффорд В

Клиффорд В. 1845-1879

Клиффорд, Уильям Кингдон

Уільям Кінгдан Кліфард

ويليام كليفورد

ویلیام کینقدم کلیفورد

ویلیام کینگدم کلیفورد ریاضی‌دان و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

উইলিয়াম কিংডন ক্লিফোর্ড

윌리엄 킹던 클리퍼드

ウィリアム・クリフォード

クリッフォード, ウィリアム

威廉·金頓·克利福德

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