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Defining science : William Whewell, natural knowledge, and public debate in early Victorian Britain

Author: Richard R Yeo
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Ideas in context.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A 1993 assessment of the role of the historian and philosopher of science, William Whewell, in early Victorian debates about the nature of science.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Whewell; William Whewell; William Whewell; William Whewell; William Whewell; William Whewell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R Yeo
ISBN: 0521431824 9780521431828 0521541166 9780521541169
OCLC Number: 26673878
Description: xiii, 280 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Science and the public sphere --
3. Metascience as a vocation --
4. Reviewing science. (1). Science and reviews. (2). Whewell's early reviews --
5. Moral scientists --
6. Using history --
7. Moral science --
8. Science, education, and society --
9. The unity of science.
Series Title: Ideas in context.
Responsibility: Richard Yeo.
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