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Clifford, William Kingdon 1845-1879

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Works: 161 works in 670 publications in 6 languages and 5,891 library holdings
Genres: Outlines and syllabi  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Translator, 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 W. K Clifford( Book )

122 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student of Trinity College and a member of the Cambridge Apostles, William Kingdon Clifford (1845{u2013}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{u2013}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 )

59 editions published between 1882 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of dynamic; an introduction to the study of motion and rest in solid and fluid bodies by William Kingdon Clifford( )

32 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1886 and 2013 in English and held by 285 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 272 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 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence." This forthright assertion of mathematician and educator W. K. Clifford (1845-1879), in his famous "Ethics of Belief" essay, drew an immediate response from Victorian-era critics who took issue with his reasoned and brilliantly presented attack on beliefs "not founded on fair inquiry." An advocate of evolutionary theory, Clifford recognized that working hypotheses and assumptions are necessary for belief formation and that testing and assessing one's beliefs in light of new evidence strengthens those worthy of being held. "The Ethics of Belief" is presented here in its complete form, along with "The Aims and Instruments of Scientific Thought," "Right and Wrong," and other essays
Seeing and thinking by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

32 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures and essays by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

50 editions published between 1879 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 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)
Lectures and essays by William Kingdon Clifford by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

5 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and held by 145 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( )

8 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in English and held by 75 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

The ethics of belief : essays by William Kingdon Clifford, William James, A.J. Burger by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

18 editions published between 1876 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Lectures and essays volume 1 by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

13 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 19 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'
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

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

3 editions published in 1891 in English 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.

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Kingdon Clifford, William 1845-1879

Klifford, Vilʹâm.

Klifford, Vilʹjam 1845-1879

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William Kingdon Clifford English mathematician and philosopher

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Вільям Кліфорд

Клиффорд В

Клиффорд В. 1845-1879

Клиффорд В.К.

Клиффорд Вильям

Клиффорд, Уильям Кингдон

Уільям Кінгдан Кліфард

ויליאם קליפורד

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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