Reforming philosophy [electronic resource] : a Victorian debate on science and society / Laura J. Snyder.
By: Snyder, Laura J.Material type: TextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (x, 386 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226767352 (electronic bk.); 0226767353 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873 | Whewell, William, 1794-1866 | Philosophy, English -- 19th century | Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century | Political science -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century | Philosophy | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern | Filosofie | Wetenschap | Engeland | Mill, John Stuart | Whewell, William | Wissenschaftstheorie | Großbritannien | Geschichte 1840-1866Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reforming philosophy.DDC classification: 192 LOC classification: B1607 | .S69 2006ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-364) and index.
Whewell and the reform of inductive philosophy -- Mill's radicalization of induction -- Reforming science -- Reforming culture : morality and politics -- Reforming political economy.
The Victorian period in Britain was an "age of reform."€ It is therefore not surprising that two of the era's most eminent intellects described themselves as reformers. Both William Whewell and John Stuart Mill believed that by reforming philosophy--including the philosophy of science--they could effect social and political change. But their divergent visions of this societal transformation led to a sustained and spirited controversy that covered morality, politics, science, and economics. Situating their debate within the larger context of Victorian society and its concerns, Reforming Phil.
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