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Steffen Ducheyne
University of Ghent
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Primarily between 1833 and 1840, William 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. I document the close interaction between Whewell’s philosophy of science 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: William Whewell; Tidology; History of HPS; Scientific methodology; Whewell papers.
Keywords Tidology  William Whewell  History of HPS  Scientific methodology  Whewell papers  NOTION  INDUCTION  SCIENCE  WILLIAM  TRUTH  WHEWELL
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DOI 10.1016/j.shpsa.2009.12.011
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