Whewell's tidal researches: scientific practice and philosophical methodology

Abstract
Primarily between 1833 and 1840, Whewell attempted to accomplish what natural philosophers and scientists since at least Galileo had failed to do: to provide a systematic and broad-ranged study of the tides and to attempt to establish a general scientific theory of tidal phenomena. In the essay at hand, I document the close interaction between Whewell’s philosophy of science (especially his methodological views) and his scientific practice as a tidologist. I claim that the intertwinement between Whewell’s methodology and his tidology is more fundamental than has hitherto been documented.
Keywords Tidology  William Whewell  History of HPS  Scientific methodology  Whewell papers  NOTION  INDUCTION  SCIENCE  WILLIAM  TRUTH  WHEWELL
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