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Memoirs of Dr. Joseph Priestley 2 Volume Set Memoirs of Dr. Joseph Priestley : Volume 1 - Joseph Priestley

Memoirs of Dr. Joseph Priestley 2 Volume Set Memoirs of Dr. Joseph Priestley

Volume 1


Published: 10th June 2010
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Joseph Priestley (1733 1804) was an eighteenth-century English polymath with accomplishments in the fields of science, pedagogy, philosophy and theology. Among his more notable achievements were the discovery of oxygen and his work in establishing Unitarianism. Often a controversialist, Priestley's efforts to develop a 'rational' Christianity and support for the French Revolution eventually made him unwelcome in his native land. His 1807 Memoirs relate the story of his life until the time of his 1794 emigration to America and include other biographical materials written by his son. This first volume also contains five appendices discussing his philosophy, scientific work and religious opinions. Priestley's memoirs are an important source for anyone interested in the state of epistemology, rationalism, and religious belief in the age of the Enlightenment, and in a man who, in the words of his son, 'gave unremitting exertions in the cause of truth'."

Preface; Memoirs with notes; Continuation of the Memoirs; Appendices. 1. An account of Dr. Priestley's discoveries in chemistry, and of his writings on that, and other scientific subjects; 2. An account of his metaphysical writings; 3. An account of his political works and opinions; 4. An account of his miscellaneous writings; 5. A summary of his religious opinions.

ISBN: 9781108014199
ISBN-10: 1108014194
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.64