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Whewell¿s Critics: Have They Prevented Him from Doing Good? (Poznañ Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 85) John Wettersten

Whewell¿s Critics: Have They Prevented Him from Doing Good? (Poznañ Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 85)

John Wettersten

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9789042016446
Hardcover
429 pages
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William Whewells views on the philosophy of science were dismissed as incoherent and eclectic when he introduced them in the middle of the 19th century, though some leading contemporaries engaged and even incorporated them. When his ideas wereMoreWilliam Whewells views on the philosophy of science were dismissed as incoherent and eclectic when he introduced them in the middle of the 19th century, though some leading contemporaries engaged and even incorporated them. When his ideas were resurrected a century later, they were dismissed as poor induction rather than original thinking. Wettersten (philosophy of science, Mannheim U., Germany) explores why Whewells impact continues to be felt, and why almost all theorists have had to come to terms with his ideas. He also addresses larger concerns such as whether traditions can be assessed rationally, and whether there is a logic to how they change or can be changed. Six commentaries follow his treatise, and he responds to them. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR