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Robert Leslie Ellis, William Whewell and Kant: the Role of Rev H F C Logan (2016)

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Reverend H F C Logan is put forward as the formerly unidentified figure to which Robert Leslie Ellis referred in a journal entry of 1840 in which he wrote that it was due to his influence that William Whewell came to uphold particular Kantian views on time and space. The historical evidence of Ellis’s early familiarity with, and later commitment to Kant is noteworthy for at least two reasons. Firstly, it puts into doubt the accepted view of the second generation of reformers of British algebra as non-philosophical, practice-oriented mathematicians. Secondly, in so far as Logan was the correspondent of William Rowan Hamilton, it re-emphasizes that the role of Kantianism in the transition from ‘symbolical’ to ‘abstract’ algebra in nineteenth-century British algebra requires closer scrutiny.

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Authors & Contributors
Snyder, Laura J.
Verburgt, Lukas M.
Brooke-Smith, James
Butts, Robert E.
Charpa, Ulrich
Cobb, Aaron D.
Journals
Historia Mathematica
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
British Society for the History of Mathematics Bulletin
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
Eighteenth-Century Studies
HOPOS
Publishers
University of Minnesota
University of California, Berkeley
Broadway Books
Johns Hopkins University Press
Kluwer Academic
University of Chicago Press
Concepts
Philosophy of science
Science and literature
Methodology of science; scientific method
Mathematics
History of philosophy of science
Science and politics
People
Whewell, William
Kant, Immanuel
Mill, John Stuart
De Morgan, Augustus
Herschel, John Frederick William
Darwin, Charles Robert
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
17th century
Enlightenment
Places
Great Britain
Germany
France
Institutions
Cambridge University
Oxford University
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