Memoirs of Dr. Joseph Priestley - Memoirs of Dr. Joseph Priestley 2 Volume Set (Paperback)
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Memoirs of Dr. Joseph Priestley - Memoirs of Dr. Joseph Priestley 2 Volume Set (Paperback)

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Paperback 452 Pages / Published: 10/06/2010
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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 second volume contains a lengthy discussion of Priestley's theological writings as well as four of his sermons. 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'.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108014205
Number of pages: 452
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 216 x 26 x 140 mm

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