I am very happy to announce that my first book, Reforming Philosophy, is now available in an inexpensive Kindle edition.
Some readers of The Philosophical Breakfast Club might be interested in a more detailed discussion of William Whewell’s philosophy of science, and its relation to his view of moral philosophy, economics, and politics. In this book I discuss these issues in the context of Whewell’s decades-long debate with the philosopher, economist and Parliamentarian John Stuart Mill.
Here’s what some reviewers said when the book came out:
“Snyder’s book is history of philosophy at its best”–Times Literary Supplement
“In this impressive study of two major Victorian intellectuals, Snyder displays both analytical acumen and historical sensitivity; she has written a book that will be read with profit and pleasure by anyone interested in the history of moral, political, and philosophical reflection on science.”–Isis
“Snyder”s impressive achievement is not only to register a significant improvement in our understanding of the technicalities of this debate over the proper method of scientific reasoning, but also to bring the debate alive in a way that illuminates the whole terrain of mid-Victorian intellectual life.”–American Historical Review
“This is the definitive work and must be on the shelves of any library with pretensions to completeness about the [Victorian] age.”–Journal of British Studies
You can purchase the Kindle edition of Reforming Philosophy here.