Linked bibliography for the SEP article "William Whewell" by Laura J. Snyder

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Whewell’s letters and papers, mostly unpublished, are found in the Whewell Collection, Trinity College Library, Cambridge. A selection of letters was published by I. Todhunter in William Whewell, An account of his Writings, Vol. II (London, 1876) and by J. Stair-Douglas in The Life, and Selections from the Correspondence of William Whewell (London, 1882).

During his lifetime Whewell published approximately 150 books, articles, scientific papers, society reports, reviews, and translations. The list that follows mentions only his most important philosophical works relevant to the discussion above. More complete bibliographies can be found in Snyder (2006), Yeo (1993) and Fisch and Schaffer (1991).

Primary Literature: Major Works by Whewell

Secondary Literature

In the past twenty years, Whewell’s name and ideas have appeared with much greater frequency in general works on nineteenth-century British science and philosophy, a sign that his importance in and influence upon these areas has been recognized. The list that follows is a selection of works focused more specifically on Whewell and his philosophy, and in which his ideas are closely examined.

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