Chauncey Wright (September 10, 1830 - September 12, 1875), American philosopher and mathematician, was born at Northampton, Massachusetts.
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... Wright, Chauncey (1857), "The Winds and the Weather" (review of books on physical geography and climatology, accompanied by some philosophical observations), Proceedings of the ... (1878), Letters of Chauncey Wright With Some Account of His Life by James Bradley Thayer, privately printed, Press of John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, MA ... On Wright Fiske, John, "Chauncey Wright" (written December 1876), Darwinism and other Essays (London and New York MacMillan and Co ...
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