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Reforming philosophy : a Victorian debate on science and society

Author: Laura J Snyder
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
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The Victorian period in Britain was an "age of reform."€ It is therefore not surprising that two of the era's most eminent intellects described themselves as reformers. 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  Read more...
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Snyder, Laura J.
Reforming philosophy.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005035508
(OCoLC)62535977
Named Person: John Stuart Mill; William Whewell; John Stuart Mill; William Whewell; John Stuart Mill; William Whewell
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura J Snyder
ISBN: 9780226767352 0226767353 0226767337 9780226767338
OCLC Number: 692205233
Description: 1 online resource (x, 386 pages) : illustrations
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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