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Published: 01 April 2014
Earth Sciences History (2014) 33 (1): 1–9.
...George (Rip) Rapp Abstract Today philosophers, scientists, and other scholars know William Whewell as a major figure in the history and philosophy of science and as a wordsmith who coined many scientific terms still in use. Mineralogists are likely aware that there is a mineral Whewellite. Whewell...
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<span class="search-highlight">William</span> <span class="search-highlight">Whewell</span> in his mature years (from the Project Gutenberg Archives).
Published: 01 April 2014
Figure 1. William Whewell in his mature years (from the Project Gutenberg Archives).
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Published: 01 April 2006
Earth Sciences History (2006) 25 (1): 57–68.
... of Herschel’s version of the verae causae doctrine necessitated uniformity of kind and uniformity of degree. These methodological assumptions placed severe constraints on Lyell, which he loosened by using what William Whewell termed the method of gradation to extend “now” into the remote geologic past. Lyell...
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Published: 01 March 1973
Journal of the Geological Society (1973) 129 (2): 207–208.
... would not be enough of a basis for a complete natural history. Lyell's Catastrophist Christian opponents in science, notably Adam Sedgwick and William Whewell, were asserting “materialist” systems could not explain instinct, moral sentiment, and aesthetic response in men or animals; these were qualities...
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Published: 01 March 1925
American Mineralogist (1925) 10 (3): 45–52.
... but of perennial value, by William Whewell, D.D. 3 As Whewell was a mineralogist of note in his day, the native calcium oxalate being named after him, his chapter on the early history of mineralogy is of special interest to members of the Society. 1 Presidential address, presented at the fifth annual meeting...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.1203(18)
... from his avid studies of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, notably the writings of Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) and Immanuel Kant (1724–1804). From Kant, Peirce derived an architectonic and categorical approach to philosophy. Following the example of the Cambridge mineralogist William...
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Published: 01 April 2011
Earth Sciences History (2011) 30 (1): 63–84.
..., Sedgwick recognized that “a good classification only represents the actual condition of our knowledge” ( Sedgwick 1852 , p. 144), and that names predicated upon ‘premature’ knowledge ought to be ‘abolished’. One of the most gifted individuals in nineteenth-century Britain, William Whewell (1794−1866...
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Published: 01 October 2013
Earth Sciences History (2013) 32 (2): 334–337.
... Snyder begins The Philosophical Breakfast Club in 1833, on the occasion of the coining of the word scientist by Cambridge University’s recently resigned Professor of Mineralogy, William Whewell (1794–1866). As host of the third meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science...
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Published: 01 August 1976
Journal of the Geological Society (1976) 132 (4): 377–384.
..., William Whewell, to be Secretary, and finally accepted as of the anniversary meeting in February 1838. This chronology, and the fact that this Society was his primary professional environment, makes it seem clear that Darwin was responding to one of the chal- lenges which Whewell had presented...
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Published: 01 December 2022
Earth Sciences History (2022) 41 (2): 386–409.
... – 216 . Proceedings of the Geological Society of London . 1837 . January 4, 1837 . II ( 48 ): 444 – 449 . Rapp , George . 2014 . William Whewell: Professor of Mineralogy [and Crystallography], Cambridge University 1828–1834 . Earth Sciences History 33 ( 1 ): 1 – 9...
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Published: 01 April 2014
Earth Sciences History (2014) 33 (1): ii–iv.
... in approximate chronological order. Please note that volunteered papers are always welcome as are suggestions for theme issues for the journal. The first paper is by George (Rip) Rapp and it focuses on William Whewell (1794–1866). Perhaps best known for his contributions to the history and philosophy...
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Published: 11 January 2023
Journal of the Geological Society (2023) 180 (2): jgs2022-053.
... in 1839 by the polymath William Whewell (1794–1866): The great geological theorizers of the past belong to the Fabulous Period of the science; but I consider the eminent men by whom I am surrounded as the Heroic Age of Geology. They have slain its monsters and cleared its wildernesses...
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Journal: Palynology
Published: 15 July 2023
Palynology (2023) 47 (3): 2230017.
... polymath and scientist William Whewell (1794–1866). The obituarist excused and sketched over Whewell’s well-known cavalier disregard for his pastoral responsibilities towards his students. Obituarists should be frank, yet diplomatic, about the subject’s perceived character flaws, failings, and foibles...
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Published: 01 October 1986
Earth Sciences History (1986) 5 (2): 137–143.
... of Tulsa; and Paul Brown, Professor of Philosophy, University of Tulsa. In addition, Professor Gerald Fried man reviewed the manuscript and made many helpful suggestions. © 1986 History of Earth Sciences Society 1986 History of Earth Sciences Society Whewell went beyond this position and suggested...
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Published: 01 October 1988
Earth Sciences History (1988) 7 (2): 111–120.
... to propose an alternative to Elie de Beaumont’s explanation for Cretaceous deposits in the Pyrenees. However, the improvements did not eliminate all the problems in the theory, as critics were quick to note. In reviewing Lyell’s book, William Whewell objected that “The mineralogical texture of most...
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Published: 01 October 2015
Earth Sciences History (2015) 34 (2): 243–262.
..., and are highly readable. He was fascinated by the antique traditions of the university as well as being candid and witty in his observations of some of its chief personalities. Describing the philosopher William Whewell (1794–1866), for example, Henry wrote that his was a “name easier whistled than pronounced...
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Published: 01 October 2019
Earth Sciences History (2019) 38 (2): 388–402.
... half of the nineteenth century, the main characteristic of geology has been that it is recognized as an historical science. The leading philosopher of science in his day, William Whewell, in his attempt to classify all inductive sciences , coined the term ‘paleoetiological’ to describe the type...
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Published: 01 April 2011
Earth Sciences History (2011) 30 (1): 176–184.
... der Geowissenshaft (published as Theory of Earth Science by Cambridge University Press in 1988) geology is largely an abductive (or retroductive) science. This insight was recognized much earlier by a number of scholars, including William Whewell and Charles Sanders Peirce, and it underlies...
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Journal: Palynology
Published: 16 January 2023
Palynology (2023) 47 (1): 2151052.
... system of peer review. The President of the Geological Society of London at this time was George B. Greenhough FRS (1778–1855), who was the first to use the legalistic term referee for peer reviewers in 1817 (Morgan 2016 ). The distinguished English academic polymath William Whewell FGS (1794–1866), who...
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Published: 01 October 1986
Earth Sciences History (1986) 5 (2): 152–158.
...”. The Cambridge polymath William Whewell urged the importance of applying physics to geological problems, and discussed how to get better evidence for modern movements of the earth’s crust. Phillips reported on his latest work on belemnites and fossil crabs, stressing that they gave no evidence for any...
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