Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy: Observations on Man 2 Volume Set: His Frame, his Duty, and his Expectations
  • Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy: Observations on Man 2 Volume Set: His Frame, his Duty, and his Expectations
zoom

Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy: Observations on Man 2 Volume Set: His Frame, his Duty, and his Expectations

(author)
£59.00
Mixed media product 1026 Pages / Published: 31/10/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The orphaned son of an Anglican clergyman, David Hartley (1705-57) was originally destined for holy orders. Declining to subscribe to the Thirty-Nine Articles, he turned to medicine and science yet remained a religious believer. This, his most significant work, provides a rigorous analysis of human nature, blending philosophy, psychology and theology. First published in two volumes in 1749, Observations on Man is notable for being based on the doctrine of the association of ideas. It greatly influenced scientists, theologians, social reformers and poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who named his eldest son after Hartley, had his portrait painted while holding a copy. In Volume 1, Hartley utilises Newtonian science in his observations, presenting his theory of 'vibrations'. Volume 2 is particularly concerned with human morality and the duty and expectations of mankind. Hartley is keen to show that scientific observation is not necessarily in conflict with religious conviction.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108063685
Number of pages: 1026
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 215 x 144 x 63 mm

You may also be interested in...

Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
The Little Book of Ikigai
Added to basket
Wabi Sabi
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
I Am Dynamite!
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
Big Ideas for Curious Minds
Added to basket
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Japonisme
Added to basket
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
L'art de la Liste
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.