William Whewell, a Composite Portrait

William Whewell, a Composite Portrait

William Whewell, a Composite Portrait

William Whewell, a Composite Portrait

Synopsis

This collection of essays examines the life of William Whewell, a widely influential figure in Victorian intellectual culture. The contributors, all recognized authorities in the fields of history, history of science, and philosophy, examine Whewell's contributions to such diverse areas as moral philosophy, mineralogy, architecture, the politics of education, physics, engineering, and theology. A wide-ranging study, the volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of Victorian intellectual life and its aftermath.
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