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Whewell, William 1794-1866

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Works: 756 works in 2,577 publications in 5 languages and 19,982 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Former owner, Contributor, Honoree, Correspondent, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about William Whewell
 
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History of the inductive sciences from the earliest to the present time by William Whewell( Book )

126 editions published between 1837 and 2010 in English and held by 1,243 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
Astronomy and general physics considered with reference to natural theology by William Whewell( Book )

96 editions published between 1833 and 2010 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

75 editions published between 1844 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

72 editions published between 1840 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 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
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 637 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 )

28 editions published between 1867 and 2007 in English and held by 446 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 )

43 editions published between 1860 and 2009 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1853 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1829 and 1971 in English and held by 427 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 368 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 )

24 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in English and held by 291 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
Six lectures on political economy by William Whewell( Book )

16 editions published between 1862 and 1967 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1823 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1852 and 1862 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 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)
The plurality of worlds by William Whewell( Book )

28 editions published between 1854 and 2018 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1837 and 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1858 and 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novum organon renovatum. Being the second part of The philosophy of the inductive sciences by William Whewell( Book )

40 editions published between 1858 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 192 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 )

17 editions published between 1862 and 1990 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the plurality of worlds by William Whewell( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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ウィリアム・ヒューウェル

威廉·休厄爾

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English (809)

Latin (19)

French (6)

Italian (5)

German (1)

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Astronomy and general physics considered with reference to natural theologyThe elements of morality : including polityThe philosophy of the inductive sciences, founded upon their historyWilliam Whewell's theory of scientific methodThe culture demanded by modern life : a series of addresses and arguments on the claims of scientific educationOn the philosophy of discovery; chapters historical and critical. Including the completion of the 3d ed. of The philosophy of the inductive sciencesOn the principles of English university educationNovum organon renovatum. Being the second part of The philosophy of the inductive sciencesOf the plurality of worlds