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From the History of Philosophy to the History of Science: Hegel’s influence on Whewell

William Whewell is usually portraied as an anti-Hegelian. This article shows that, despite his criticism for Hegel’s philosophical system, Whewell was influenced by the Hegelian “historical” approach in the Lectures on the History of Philosophy, and by the conception of the progressive development of though (philosophy for Hegel, science for Whewell) as a dialectical unity.

From the History of Philosophy to the History of Science: Hegel’s influence on Whewell.

Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volum 007 | Număr 01 | Publicat la 01/01/2010 | Pagini:  124

Autori:
Raffaella Santi [1]
[1] Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane, Italia
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William Whewell is usually portraied as an anti-Hegelian. This article shows that, despite his criticism for Hegel’s philosophical system, Whewell was influenced by the Hegelian “historical” approach in the Lectures on the History of Philosophy, and by the conception of the progressive development of though (philosophy for Hegel, science for Whewell) as a dialectical unity.

Cuvinte cheie:
historiography, history of philosophy, inductive sciences, facts/ideas, process of discovery



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