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- DescriptionThe Victorian period in Britain was an age of reform. It is therefore t surprising that two of the era's most eminent intellects described themselves as reformers. John Stuart Mill - philosopher, political ecomist, and Parliamentarian - remains a canical author of Anglo-American philosophy, while William Whewell - Anglican cleric, scientist, and educator - is w often overlooked, though in his day he was rewned as an authority on science. Both Mill and Whewell 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 motality, politics, science, and ecomics. Situating their debate within the larger context of Victorian society and its concerns, Reforming Philosophy shows how two very different men captured the intellectual spirit of the day and engaged the attention of other scientists and philosophers, including the young Charles Darwin.
- Author BiographyLaura J. Snyder is a Fulbright Scholar, professor of philosophy at St. John's University in New York City, past president of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, and author of The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformal Science and Changed the World.
- Author(s)Laura J. Snyder
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication11/11/2014
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note8 halftones
- Weight544 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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