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Whewell's letters and papers, mostly unpublished, are found in the Whewell Collection, Trinity College Library, Cambridge.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. In the list which follows, we mention 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

  • (1831) “Review of J. Herschel's Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy (1830),” Quarterly Review, 90: 374–407. (Scholar)
  • (1833) Astronomy and General Physics Considered With Reference to Natural Theology (Bridgewater Treatise), London: William Pickering.
  • (1840) The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, Founded Upon Their History, in two volumes, London: John W. Parker.
  • (1844) “On the Fundamental Antithesis of Philosophy,” Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 7(2): 170–81. (Scholar)
  • (1845) The Elements of Morality, including Polity, in two volumes, London: John W. Parker.
  • (1846) Lectures on Systematic Morality, London: John W. Parker.
  • (1847) The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, Founded Upon Their History, 2nd edition, in two volumes, London: John W. Parker.
  • (1848) “Second Memoir on the Fundamental Antithesis of Philosophy,” Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 8(5): 614–20. (Scholar)
  • (1849) Of Induction, With Especial Reference to Mr. J. Stuart Mill's System of Logic, London: John W. Parker
  • (1850) “Mathematical Exposition of Some Doctrines of Political Economy: Second Memoir,” Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 9: 128–49. (Scholar)
  • (1852) Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy, London: John W. Parker.
  • (1853) Of the Plurality of Worlds. An Essay, London: John W. Parker.
  • (1857) “Spedding's Complete Edition of the Works of Bacon,” Edinburgh Review, 106: 287–322. (Scholar)
  • (1857) History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Time, 3rd edition, in two volumes, London: John W. Parker.
  • (1858a) The History of Scientific Ideas, in two volumes, London: John W. Parker.
  • (1858b) Novum Organon Renovatum, London: John W. Parker.
  • (1860a) On the Philosophy of Discovery: Chapters Historical and Critical, London: John W. Parker.
  • (1860b) “Remarks on a Review of the Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences,” letter to John Herschel, 11 April 1844; published as essay F in 1860a.
  • (1861) (ed. and trans.) The Platonic Dialogues for English Readers, London: Macmillan.
  • (1862) Six Lectures on Political Economy, Cambridge: The University Press.
  • (1864) The Elements of Morality, Including Polity, 4th edition, with Supplement, Cambridge: The University Press.
  • (1866) “Comte and Positivism,” Macmillan's Magazine, 13: 353–62. (Scholar)

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