Naukoznawcze poglądy Williama Whewella (1794-1866) w pisarstwie zachodnich komentatorów
William Whewell's (1794-1866) Views on the Science Studies as Presented in the Writings of Western Commentators
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This article is dedicated to writings of Western commentators on the views on science studies by William Whewell, a prominent historian of the inductive sciences and philosopher of inductive sciences. The article is the formerly announced by the author appendix to his books Komentarze do naukoznawczych poglądów Williama Whewella (1794-1866). Studium historyczno-metodologiczne (in press). The conclusions on Whewell’s views, of such authors as Isaac Todhunter (1876), Douglas J, Stair (1882), Robert E.Butts (1968), Yehuda Elkana (1984), Menachem Fisch (1991), Richard R. Yeo (1993) and John Lose (Polish translation of the book published in Warsaw in 2001) were discussed in details. In addition, information was presented about dozens of articles that had been published in Western journals, mostly in English/American version. The article is a contribution to the anty-empirical philosophy of science as well as history of science, with which the author has dealt for years either as a historian of chemistry or as a historian of the philosophy of science. The main aim of the author at undertaking to write this article was to present, in a synthetic form, the sources of contemporary science studies (science of science; logology), whose outstanding representative in the 19th century was William Whewell.
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