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William Whewell

Author Code: EWWH

Born: May 24, 1794 - Lancaster, England

Died: Mar. 6, 1866 - Cambridge, England

Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, Whewell was a gifted and versatile individual who became the epitome of the renaissance man. In 1814, he won the Chancellor's prize for his epic poem Boadicea. In 1820, he was elected to the Royal Society and a Fellow of Trinity College. He was ordained a priest in 1825 and in 1828 took the Chair in Mineralogy. In 1838, he became Professor of Moral Philosophy and in 1841, Master of Trinity College. He was also Vice-Chancellor of the University in 1842 and 1855. During his lifetime he published over 150 books, articles, translations and scientific papers. He died after being thrown from his horse in 1866. The Whewell crater on the Moon is named after him and he is also credited with introducing the term scientist in 1833. His major works include Astronomy and General Physics Considered with Reference to Natural Philosophy (1833), The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, Founded Upon Their History (1840), The Elements of Morality, Including Polity (1845), Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy (1852), On The Plurality of Worlds (1853), The History of Scientific Ideas (1858), Six Lectures on Political Economy (1862) and Comte and Positivism (1866).

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EWWH003 Indications of the Creator 1845 65 420k eBook Download PDF - 'Indications of the Creator' (EWWH003) Find a printed copy of Indications of the Creator by William Whewell at AbeBooks
EWWH001 Six Lectures on Political Economy
  The Components of Price are Wages, Profit, Rent
  Different Effects of Fixed and Circulating Capital on Price
  The Doctrine of Rent
  Of the Propriety of Certain Terms Employed in Political Economy
  Rent
  Transitions of Forms of Rents
1862 43 292k eBook Download PDF - 'Six Lectures on Political Economy' (EWWH001) Find a printed copy of Six Lectures on Political Economy by William Whewell at AbeBooks
EWWH002 Trinity College Commemoration Sermon 1838 9 154k eBook Download PDF - 'Trinity College Commemoration Sermon' (EWWH002) Find a printed copy of Trinity College Commemoration Sermon by William Whewell at AbeBooks

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