William Whewell, a Composite Portrait


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michael Ruse
  • Perry Williams
  • John Hedley Brooke
  • Richard R. Yeo
  • Simon Schaffer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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