Robert E. Butts

Robert E. Butts

Robert E. Butts was former chairman of the Philosophy of Science department at the University of Western Ontario. He was the author or editor of numerous books including: Basic Problems in Methodology and Linguistics, and Constructivism and Science: Essays in Recent German Philosophy.

William Whewell’s Theory of Scientific Method

Edited By Robert E. Butts

William Whewell is considered one of the most important nineteenth-century British philosophers of science and a contributor to modern philosophical thought, particularly regarding the problem of induction and the logic of discovery. In this volume, Robert E. Butts offers selections from Whewell's most important writings, and analysis of counter-claims to his philosophy.