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William Kingdon Clifford
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The scientific basis of morals: and other essays, viz. : right and wrong, the ethics of belief, the ethics of religion (1884 edition)


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William Kingdon Clifford
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Born: May 4, 1845

Died: March 3, 1879 (aged 33)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Mathematician

Bio: William Kingdon Clifford FRS was an English mathematician and philosopher. Building on the work of Hermann Grassmann, he introduced what is now termed geometric algebra, a special case of the Clifford algebra named in his honour, with interesting applications in contemporary mathematical physics and geometry.

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