Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian

Hardcover | January 27, 2008

EditorIsabel Rivers, David L. Wykes

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Joseph Priestley was one of the most remarkable thinkers of the eighteenth century. Best known today as the scientist who discovered oxygen, he also made major contributions in the fields of education, politics, philosophy, and theology. This collection of essays by a team of experts coversthe full range of Priestley's work and provides a new and up to date account of all his activities, together with a summary of his life and an account of his last years in America. The book will re-establish him as a major intellectual figure in Britain and America in the second half of theeighteenth century.

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Joseph Priestley was one of the most remarkable thinkers of the eighteenth century. Best known today as the scientist who discovered oxygen, he also made major contributions in the fields of education, politics, philosophy, and theology. This collection of essays by a team of experts coversthe full range of Priestley's work and provid...

Isabel Rivers is Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture, Queen Mary, University of London, and Co-Director, Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies. David L. Wykes is Director, Dr Williams's Library, London, and Co-Director, Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:January 27, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199215308

ISBN - 13:9780199215300

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David L. Wykes and Isabel Rivers: Introduction1. David L. Wykes: Joseph Priestley, Minister and Teacher2. W. H. Brock: Joseph Priestley, Enlightened Experimentalist3. James Dybikowski: Joseph Priestley, Metaphysician and Philosopher of Religion4. Martin Fitzpatrick: Joseph Priestley, Political Philosopher5. G. M. Ditchfield: Joseph Priestley and the Complexities of Latitudinarianism in the 1770s6. Alison Kennedy: Historical Perspectives in the Mind of Joseph Priestley7. Jenny Graham: Joseph Priestley in America