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free read æ The Philosophical Breakfast Club Þ The Philosophical Breakfast Club recounts the life and work of four men who met as students at Cambridge University Charles Babbage John Herschel William Whewell and Richard Jones  Recognizing that they shared a love of science as well as good food and drink they began to meet on Sunday moJones a curate who shaped the science of economics were at the vanguard of the modernization of science  This absorbing narrative of people science and ideas   chronicles the intellectual revolution inaugurated by these men one that continues to mold our understanding of the world around us and of our place within it  Drawing upon the voluminous correspondence between the four men over the fifty years of their work Laura J Snyder shows how friendship worked to spur the men on to greater accomplishments and how it enabled them to transform science and help create the modern world. Excellent book

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O a remarkable extent they succeeded even in ways they never intended  Historian of science and philosopher Laura J Snyder exposes the political passions religious impulses friendships rivalries and love of knowledge and power that drove these extraordinary men  Whewell who not only invented the word “scientist” but also founded the fields of crystallography mathematical economics and the science of tides Babbage a mathematical genius who invented the modern computer Herschel who mapped the skies of the Southern Hemisphere and contributed to the invention of photography and. This scholarly

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The Philosophical Breakfast ClubThe Philosophical Breakfast Club recounts the life and work of four men who met as students at Cambridge University Charles Babbage John Herschel William Whewell and Richard Jones  Recognizing that they shared a love of science as well as good food and drink they began to meet on Sunday mornings to talk about the state of science in Britain and the world at large  Inspired by the great 17th century scientific reformer and political figure Francis Bacon another former student of Cambridge the Philosophical Breakfast Club plotted to bring about a new scientific revolution   And t. I thought the