Whewell's philosophy of science and ethics

Jacobs, Struan 2003, Whewell's philosophy of science and ethics. In Ten, C. L. (ed), The Nineteenth Century, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng., pp.32-61, doi: 10.4324/9780203820421.

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Title Whewell's philosophy of science and ethics
Author(s) Jacobs, Struan
Title of book The Nineteenth Century
Editor(s) Ten, C. L.
Publication date 2003
Series Routledge History of Philosophy
Chapter number 2
Total chapters 15
Start page 32
End page 61
Total pages 30
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) humanities
Summary Among the most prodigious of English minds of the nineteenth century, William Whewell (1794-1866) was at various times, and among other things, philosopher, intellectual historian, scientist, educationist, theologian, economist, student of Gothic architecture, classicist. ‘Science is his [Whewell’s] forte and omniscience his foible’, quipped Sidney Smith. Born at Lancaster, son of a master-carpenter, Whewell won in 1812 an exhibition to Cambridge University whose most famous College-Trinity-he went on to serve continuously from 1817, initially as a Fellow then from 1841 as Master, to his untimely death from a riding accident.
ISBN 9780203820421
Edition 1st
Language eng
DOI 10.4324/9780203820421
Field of Research 220299 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category B2.1 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2012, The Author
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