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Whewell, William 1794-1866

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Works: 1,079 works in 2,767 publications in 5 languages and 20,665 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Former owner, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: Q125, 501
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Astronomy and general physics considered with reference to natural theology by William Whewell( )

77 editions published between 1833 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

83 editions published between 1837 and 1972 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

69 editions published between 1844 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1840 and 1967 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1867 and 2007 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1853 and 2011 in English and Latin and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Astronomy and general physics, considered with reference to natural theology by William Whewell( Book )

37 editions published between 1833 and 2009 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading British intellectual of the Victorian era, William Whewell (1794-1866) was a contemporary and adviser of Herschel, Darwin and Faraday. A geologist, astronomer, theologian and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, he was best known for his works on moral philosophy and the history and philosophy of science, and for coining, among others, the term 'scientist'. This book, originally published in 1833, is one of a series of treatises published with the help of a legacy from the Earl of Bridgewater (d.1829), intended to contribute to an understanding of the world as created by God. Though an advocate of religion, Whewell accepts that progress in science leads to an understanding of the laws and processes of the natural world. He argues, however, that ultimately the scientific understanding of creation, astronomy, and the laws of the universe only serves to confirm the idea of a divine designer
History of the inductive sciences : from the earliest to the present times by William Whewell( Book )

23 editions published between 1837 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A central figure in Victorian science, William Whewell (1794-1866) held professorships in Mineralogy and Moral Philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge, before becoming Master of the college in 1841. His mathematical textbooks, such as A Treatise on Dynamics (1823), were instrumental in bringing French analytical methods into British science. This three-volume history, first published in 1837, is one of Whewell's most famous works. Taking the 'acute, but fruitless, essays of Greek philosophy' as a starting point, it provides a history of the physical sciences that culminates with the mechanics, astronomy, and chemistry of 'modern times'. Volume 2 focuses on the rise and development of modern mechanics in the seventeenth century. Whewell shows how Galileo's laws of motion exemplify a paradigmatic shift from 'formal' to 'physical' sciences - a new approach concerned with explaining causes rather than merely observing phenomena. It also discusses the implications for physical astronomy of Newton's discoveries
Six lectures on political economy by William Whewell( Book )

16 editions published between 1862 and 2018 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1852 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 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 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 )

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

The plurality of worlds by William Whewell( Book )

27 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on dynamics : containing a considerable collection of mechanical problems by William Whewell( )

9 editions published between 1823 and 1972 in English and held by 245 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 )

19 editions published between 1876 and 1970 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Whewell (1794-1866) was born the son of a Lancaster carpenter, but his precocious intellect soon delivered him into a different social sphere. Educated at a local grammar school, he won a scholarship to Cambridge, and began his career at Trinity College in 1812; he went on to be elected a fellow of Trinity in 1817 and Master in 1841. An acquaintance of William Wordsworth and a friend of Adam Sedgwick, his professional interests reflected a typically nineteenth-century fusion of religion and science, ethics and empiricism. Published in 1876, and written by the mathematician and fellow of St John's College, Isaac Todhunter (1820-84), this biography combines a narrative account of Whewell's life and achievements with extracts taken from his personal correspondence. Volume 2 contains a selection of his correspondence with scholars including Herschel and Lyell, revealing much about the conflicts, debates and friendships that shaped nineteenth-century academic life
On the principles of English university education by William Whewell( Book )

23 editions published between 1837 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of scientific ideas. Being the first part of The philosophy of the inductive sciences by William Whewell( Book )

25 editions published in 1858 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1862 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1829 and 1971 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Astronomy and general physics, considered with reference to natural theology
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William Whewell's theory of scientific methodThe culture demanded by modern life : a series of addresses and arguments on the claims of scientific educationAstronomy and general physics, considered with reference to natural theologyHistory of the inductive sciences : from the earliest to the present timesOn the principles of English university educationDefining science : William Whewell, natural knowledge, and public debate in early Victorian BritainWilliam Whewell, a composite portrait
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威廉·休厄爾

威廉·休厄爾 英國哲學家和科學史學家

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English (652)

French (6)

Latin (5)

Italian (4)

German (1)