William Whewell

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[Revised entry by Laura J. Snyder on May 17, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
William Whewell (1794 – 1866) was one of the most important and influential figures in nineteenth-century Britain. Whewell, a polymath, wrote extensively on numerous subjects, including mechanics, mineralogy, geology, astronomy, political economy, theology, educational reform, international law, and architecture, as well as the works that remain the most well-known today in philosophy of science, history of science, and moral philosophy. He was one of the founding members and a president of the British Association for the…

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