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William Whewell, a composite portrait

Author: Menachem Fisch; Simon Schaffer
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
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This collection of essays pays tribute to the Victorian intellectual, William Whewell, whose influence can be traced in fields as diverse as moral philosophy, mineralogy, architecture, the politics  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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William Whewell, a composite portrait.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)610087635
Named Person: William Whewell; William Whewell; William Whewell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Menachem Fisch; Simon Schaffer
ISBN: 0198249004 9780198249009
OCLC Number: 22118213
Description: xiv, 403 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: William Whewell's odyssey : from mathematics to moral philosophy / Harvey W. Becher --
A philosopher's coming of age : a study in erotetic intellectual history / Menachem Fisch --
Between rationalism and romanticism : Whewell's historiography of the inductive sciences / Geoffrey N. Cantor --
William Whewell : omniscientist / Michael Ruse --
Passing on the torch : Whewell's philosophy and the principles of English university education / Perry Williams --
Indications of a creator : Whewell as apologist and priest / John Hedley Brooke --
William Whewell's Philosophy of knowledge and its reception / Richard R. Yeo --
The history and geography of the intellectual world : Whewell's politics of language / Simon Schaffer --
Convergence : metaphysical pleasure versus physical constraint / David B. Wilson. The history of the earth, life, and man : Whewell and palaetiological science / M.J.S. Hodge --
Antithetical knowledge / Menachem Fisch --
Deductivist versus inductivist approaches in the philosophy of science as illustrated by some controversies between Whewell and Mill / Gerd Buchdahl --
Whewell's problematic heritage / John Wettersten and Joseph Agassi.
Other Titles: William Whewell.
Responsibility: edited by Menachem Fisch and Simon Schaffer.
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