|Whewell's tidal researches: scientific practice and philosophical methodology|In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Part A. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISSN 0039-3681, more
William Whewell; Tidology; History of HPS; Scientific methodology;Whewell papers
Primarily between 1833 and 1840, William Whewell attempted to accomplish what natural philosophers and scientists since at least Galileo had failed to do: to provide a systematic and broad-ranged study of the tides and to attempt to establish a general scientific theory of tidal phenomena. I document the close interaction between Whewell's philosophy of science (especially his methodological views) and his scientific practice as a tidologist. I claim that the intertwinement between Whewell's methodology and his tidology is more fundamental than has hitherto been documented.