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William Whewell, D.D., Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
An Account of his Writings; with Selections from his Literary and Scientific Correspondence

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108038546

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  • William Whewell (1794–1866) was born the son of a Lancaster carpenter, but his precocious intellect soon delivered him into a different social sphere. Educated at a local grammar school, he won a scholarship to Cambridge, and began his career at Trinity College in 1812; he went on to be elected a fellow of Trinity in 1817 and Master in 1841. An acquaintance of William Wordsworth and a friend of Adam Sedgwick, his professional interests reflected a typically nineteenth-century fusion of religion and science, ethics and empiricism. Published in 1876, and written by the mathematician and fellow of St John's College, Isaac Todhunter (1820–84), this biography combines a narrative account of Whewell's life and achievements with extracts taken from his personal correspondence. Volume 2 contains a selection of his correspondence with scholars including Herschel and Lyell, revealing much about the conflicts, debates and friendships that shaped nineteenth-century academic life.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108038546
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Letters, 1814–66.

  • Editor

    Isaac Todhunter

    Author

    William Whewell

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