The Enlightened Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Work from 1773 to 1804

[Robert E. Schofield] ✓ The Enlightened Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Work from 1773 to 1804 ☆ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Enlightened Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Work from 1773 to 1804 A major transitional figure in Western science - Joseph Priestley This review is for both volumes of the Priestley biography: The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley and this volume, The Enlightened Joseph Priestley. The two volumes are the culmination of A major transitional figure in Western science - Joseph Priestley Daniel Putman This review is for both volumes of the Priestley biography: The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley and this volume, The Enlightened Joseph Priestley. The two volumes a

The Enlightened Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Work from 1773 to 1804

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Asin : 0271036257
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Number of Pages : 480 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-03-27
Language : English

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A major transitional figure in Western science - Joseph Priestley This review is for both volumes of the Priestley biography: The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley and this volume, The Enlightened Joseph Priestley. The two volumes are the culmination of A major transitional figure in Western science - Joseph Priestley Daniel Putman This review is for both volumes of the Priestley biography: The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley and this volume, The Enlightened Joseph Priestley. The two volumes are the culmination of 40 years of research by Robert Schofield and they are a worthy testament to a life's work.The first volume, from 1733-1773, covers Priestley's education and early ministries at Needham Market and Nantwich, his extensive work at Warrington. 0 years of research by Robert Schofield and they are a worthy testament to a life's work.The first volume, from 1733-1773, covers Priestley's education and early ministries at Needham Market and Nantwich, his extensive work at Warrington

Schofield's last volume of his biography of Priestley devotes detailed chapters both to philosophical doctrines and to the extraordinary controversies they engendered. No author has done a better job at laying out the complexities of a materialism that Priestley saw as compatible with Christianity and of a necessitarianism he thought would rescue Protestantism from the absurdity of Calvinist doctrine. Conlin, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. “Robert E. He has written in a masterly way about a subject that is uniquely his own.”—Margaret C. Jacob, Jo

Schofield is Professor of History Emeritus at Iowa State University, where he was also Director of the Program in History of Technology and Science. Robert E. The first volume of his Priestley biography, The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley, was published by Penn State Press in 1997. He is also the editor of A Scientific Autobiography of Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) (1966).

The first volume, published in 1997, covered the first forty years of Joseph Priestley’s life in England. Yet Priestley is often portrayed in negative terms, as a restless intellect, incapable of confining himself to any single task, without force or originality, and marked by hasty and superficial thought. Together, the two volumes will stand as the standard biography of Priestley for years to come.Joseph Priestley (1733–1804), a contemporary and friend of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, exceeded even these polymaths in the breadth of his curiosity and learning. In this second volume, Schofield surveys the mature years of Priestley, including the achievements that were to make him famous—the discovery of oxygen, the defenses of Unitarianism, and the political liberalism that characterized his later life. In The Enlightened Joseph Priestley, he emerges as a man who was more than a lucky empiricist in science, more than a naive political liberal, more than an exhaustive compiler of superficial evidence in militant support of Unitarianism. Priestley was, in fact, a man of the Enlightenment.. In fact, he was learned