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Clifford, William Kingdon

▪ British mathematician and philosopher
born May 4, 1845, Exeter, Devon, England
died March 3, 1879, Madeira Islands, Portugal
 British philosopher and mathematician who, influenced by the non-Euclidean geometries (non-Euclidean geometry) of Bernhard Riemann (Riemann, Bernhard) and Nikolay Lobachevsky (Lobachevsky, Nikolay Ivanovich), wrote “On the Space-Theory of Matter” (1876). He presented the idea that matter and energy are simply different types of curvature of space, thus foreshadowing Albert Einstein (Einstein, Albert)'s general theory of relativity (relativity).

      Clifford was educated at King's College, London, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was elected a fellow of the latter in 1868. In 1871 he was named professor of mathematics at University College, London. Three years later he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.

      Clifford developed the theory of biquaternions (a generalization of the Irish mathematician Sir William Rowan Hamilton (Hamilton, Sir William Rowan)'s theory of quaternions) and then linked them with more general associative algebras. He used biquaternions to study motion in non-Euclidean spaces and certain closed Euclidean manifolds (manifold) (surfaces), now known as “spaces of Clifford-Klein.” He showed that spaces of constant curvature could have several different topological structures.

      Karl Pearson (Pearson, Karl) of England further developed Clifford's views on the philosophy of science, which were related to those of Hermann von Helmholtz (Helmholtz, Hermann von) and Ernst Mach (Mach, Ernst), both of Germany. In philosophy Clifford's name is chiefly associated with two phrases he coined: “mind-stuff” (the simple elements of which consciousness is composed) and “the tribal self.” The latter gives the key to his ethical view, which explains conscience and moral law by the development in each individual of a “self” that prescribes conduct conducive to the welfare of the “tribe.” He recognized the serious difficulties created for certain features of Immanuel Kant (Kant, Immanuel)'s philosophy by the non-Euclidean geometries of Riemann and Lobachevsky.

      Clifford's early death from tuberculosis meant that his works were for the most part published posthumously, and they include Elements of Dynamic, 2 vol. (1878, 1887), Seeing and Thinking (1879), Lectures and Essays (1879), Mathematical Papers (1882), and The Common Sense of the Exact Sciences, completed by Karl Pearson (1885).

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