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Whewell, William 1794-1866

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Works: 718 works in 2,397 publications in 5 languages and 19,007 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Sermons  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Former owner, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: Q125, 501
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Astronomy and general physics considered with reference to natural theology by William Whewell( Book )

102 editions published between 1833 and 2010 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by the Rev. William Whewell
The philosophy of the inductive sciences, founded upon their history by William Whewell( Book )

71 editions published between 1840 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1840, this two-volume treatise by Cambridge polymath William Whewell (1794-1886) remains significant in the philosophy of science. The work was intended as the 'moral' to his three-volume History of the Inductive Sciences (1837), which is also reissued in this series. Building on philosophical foundations laid by Immanuel Kant and Francis Bacon, Whewell opens with the aphorism 'Man is the Interpreter of Nature, Science the right interpretation'. Volume 1 contains the majority of Whewell's section on 'ideas', in which he investigates the philosophy underlying a range of different disciplines, including pure, classificatory and mechanical sciences. Whewell's work upholds throughout his belief that the mind was active and not merely a passive receiver of knowledge from the world. A key text in Victorian epistemological debates, notably challenged by John Stuart Mill and his System of Logic, Whewell's treatise merits continued study and discussion in the present day
History of the inductive sciences from the earliest to the present time by William Whewell( Book )

48 editions published between 1837 and 1972 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Whewell's theory of scientific method by William Whewell( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The elements of morality : including polity by William Whewell( Book )

51 editions published between 1844 and 1986 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings on the history of science by William Whewell( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture demanded by modern life : a series of addresses and arguments on the claims of scientific education by Edward Livingston Youmans( Book )

25 editions published between 1867 and 2007 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the inductive sciences from the earliest to the present time by William Whewell( Book )

33 editions published between 1858 and 2000 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical exposition of some doctrines of political economy by William Whewell( Book )

35 editions published between 1829 and 1971 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six lectures on political economy by William Whewell( Book )

21 editions published between 1862 and 2003 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the philosophy of discovery; chapters historical and critical. Including the completion of the 3d ed. of The philosophy of the inductive sciences by William Whewell( Book )

27 editions published between 1860 and 1971 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugonis Grotii de jure belli et pacis libri tres : accompanied by an abridged translation by Hugo Grotius( Book )

21 editions published between 1853 and 2011 in English and Latin and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the inductive sciences by William Whewell( Book )

36 editions published between 1837 and 2012 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the principles of English university education by William Whewell( Book )

23 editions published between 1837 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Whewell, D.D., master of Trinity college, Cambridge. An account of his writings with selections from his literary and scientific correspondence by I Todhunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1876 and 1970 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plurality of worlds by William Whewell( Book )

26 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical works of Isaac Barrow by Isaac Barrow( Book )

20 editions published between 1860 and 2013 in Latin and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge polymath Isaac Barrow (1630-77) gained recognition as a theologian, classicist and mathematician. This one-volume collection of his mathematical writings, dutifully edited by one of his successors as Master of Trinity College, William Whewell (1794-1866), was first published in 1860. Containing significant contributions to the field, the work consists chiefly of the lectures on mathematics, optics and geometry that Barrow gave in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics between 1663 and 1669. It includes the first general statement of the fundamental theorem of calculus as well as Barrow's 'differential triangle'. Not only did he precede Isaac Newton in the Lucasian chair, but his works were also to be found in the library of Gottfried Leibniz. However, rather than considering arid questions of priority, scholars can see in these Latin texts the status of advanced mathematics just before the great revolution of Newton and Leibniz
A treatise on dynamics : containing a considerable collection of mechanical problems by William Whewell( Book )

14 editions published between 1823 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the history of moral philosophy in England by William Whewell( Book )

14 editions published between 1852 and 1862 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following lectures contain criticisms on the views and doctrines of a series of ethical writers; they attempt to point out how far each was right, and in what way he contributed to the progress of moral speculation in this country. It is plain that such judgments must be affected by the views and doctrines of the critic himself. Nor is this a disadvantage in such criticism, if the critic's point of view be definite and evident. In my "Elements of Morality" I have given that view of the grounds and relations of moral truths to which the best parts of all previous moral speculations appear to me to converge; but it may still be of use to explain here, more briefly and pointedly, the System of Morality there presented"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
On the foundations of morals : four sermons preached before the University of Cambridge, November, 1837 by William Whewell( Book )

11 editions published between 1837 and 1839 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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William Whewell's theory of scientific method
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Languages
English (668)

Latin (24)

French (6)

German (5)

Italian (4)

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The philosophy of the inductive sciences, founded upon their historyWilliam Whewell's theory of scientific methodThe elements of morality : including polityThe culture demanded by modern life : a series of addresses and arguments on the claims of scientific educationOn the principles of English university educationDefining science : William Whewell, natural knowledge, and public debate in early Victorian BritainWilliam Whewell, a composite portrait