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Collected Works of William Whewell. Edited and Introduced by Richard Yeo. 16 Vols.

WHEWELL, William (1794-1866):

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ISBN 10: 1855068737 / ISBN 13: 9781855068735
Editorial: Bristol & Sterling (Va.): Thoemmes Press, 2001., 2001
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First Edition. Original cloth. A Fine set, without dust jackets (as issued). Out of print. Vols. 1-3: History of the Inductive Sciences (3d ed., 1857); Vols. 4-5: The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences (new ed., 1847); Vol. 6: Novum Organon Renovatum (3d ed., 1858); Vol. 7: On the Philosophy of Discovery (1860); Vol. 8: Architectural Notes on German Churches (3d ed., 1842); The Mechanical Euclid (3d ed., corrected, 1838); Vol. 9: Astronomy and General Physics, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (new ed., 1864); Vol. 10: Of the Plurality of Worlds: An Essay (4th ed., 1855); Vol. 11: On the Foundations of Morals (2nd ed., [1839]), Two Introductory Lectures to Two Courses of Lectures on Moral Philosophy (1841), Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy (new ed., 1862); Vol. 12: On the Principles of English University Education (2nd ed., 1838), On the Material Aids of Education (1854); Vol. 13: Of a Liberal Education in General (1845-52), 'The General Bearing of the Great Exhibition on the Progress of Art and Science' (1852), 'On the Influence of the History of Science Upon Intellectual Education' (1867). Vol. 14: 'Mathematical Exposition of Some Doctrines of Political Economy' (1829), 'Mathematical Exposition of Some of the Leading Doctrines in Mr. Ricardo's 'Principles of Political Economy and Taxation' ' (1831), 'Mathematical Exposition of Some Doctrines of Political Economy. Second Memoir' (1850), Six Lectures on Political Economy (1862), Newton and Flamsteed. Remarks on an Article in Number CIX of the Quarterly Review (1836), 'Second Memoir on the Fundamental Antithesis of Philosophy' (1848), Of Induction (1849), 'Address' (1834), 'Address by the Rev. Professor Whewell' (1842); Vols. 15-16: Isaac Todhunter, William Whewell. An Account (1876). N° de ref. de la librería 15199

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Título: Collected Works of William Whewell. Edited ...

Editorial: Bristol & Sterling (Va.): Thoemmes Press, 2001.

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: 1st Edition

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'Whewell was one of the last great polymaths, whose insights in the philosophy of science are still being appreciated. From mineralogy to morality, from mathematics to natural theology his intellectual trajectory is full of interest. A most absorbing and welcome collection.'
—Professor John Brooke

This sixteen-volume Collected Works brings together for the first time the best editions of William Whewell's principal writings. Whewell (1794—1886) was largely responsible for inventing the modern disciplines of the history and philosophy of science. He coined scientific terminology such as 'anode' and 'cathode', introduced the term 'physicist', and gave a name to those who study the natural world: 'scientist'. He was one of the last great Victorian polymaths, and this, the only modern edition of his major works, illustrates the diversity of his writing.

This important collection contains two of Whewell's greatest and most well-known works: History of the Inductive Sciences and its sequel The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, which established Whewell as one of the leading philosophers of science. The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences ranks alongside John Stuart Mill's System of Logic (1843) and Herschel's Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy (1831) as one of the masterpieces of Victorian philosophy of science. In addition to these key works on the history and philosophy of science, volumes on scientific research, physics, mathematics, ethics, law, university education, natural theology, church architecture and political economy, are all included here.

Many of Whewell's books went through numerous editions, and the best editions, many rare and unavailable to the modern reader, are present here, giving scholars the unique opportunity to study Whewell's chronological development on a diverse range of subjects. An elaborate bibliographical account in Todhunter's two-volume biography provides the reader with information on the various editions. With an extensive introduction by Richard Yeo, this is an indispensable collection for any study of the history and philosophy of science.

—first ever collected works of a pivotal figure in Victorian science
—contains the best editions of Whewell's major writings
—extensive new introduction

About the Author:

Richard Yeo is adjunct professor in the School of Humanities, Griffith University, Australia, and a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Defining Science and Encyclopaedic Visions.

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