Natural theology, theodicy and political economy in 19th century Britain: William Whewell’s struggle

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Abstract

The article presents an essay setting polymath William Whewell's economic writings in a larger context and also argues that his work on the subject of economics makes sense more as part of a wider scientific project that has roots in the background of British natural theology. Topics discussed include Whewell best known among economists as mathematical economics' early contributor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-606
Number of pages32
JournalHistory of Political Economy
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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