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Reforming philosophy : a Victorian debate on science and society

Author: Laura J Snyder
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Both William Whewell and John Stuart Mill believed that by reforming philosophy - including the philosophy of science - they could effect social and political change. But their divergent visions of this societal transformation led to a sustained and spirited controversy that covered morality, politics, science, and economics. Situating their debate within the larger context of Victorian society and its concerns,
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Stuart Mill; William Whewell; John Stuart Mill; William Whewell; John Stuart Mill; William Whewell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura J Snyder
ISBN: 0226767337 9780226767338
OCLC Number: 62535977
Description: x, 386 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Whewell and the reform of inductive philosophy --
Mill's radicalization of induction --
Reforming science --
Reforming culture : morality and politics --
Reforming political economy.
Responsibility: Laura J. Snyder.
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Presents a philosophical and historical account of the engagement of the major protagonists of Victorian British philosophy. This title considers the controversies between William Whewell and John  Read more...

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"Brilliant. . . . [A]n exciting and comprehensive account of [the Mill-Whewell] debate. . . . Snyder's outstanding study will be indispensable for commentators on Whewell and Mill. By providing a Read more...

 
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