W.K. Clifford and ""The Ethics of Belief""

W.K. Clifford and ""The Ethics of Belief""

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W.K. Clifford (1845-1879) was a noted mathematician and popularizer of science in the Victorian era. Although he made major contributions in the field of geometry, he is perhaps best known for a short essay he wrote in 1876, entitled ""The Ethics of Belief"", in which he argued that ""It is wrong always, everywhere, and for any one, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence."" Delivered initially as an address to the august Metaphysical Society (whose members included such luminaries as Alf ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009
ISBN: 9781443802635
Characteristics: 1 online resource (212 pages)


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