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Priestley, Joseph 1733-1804

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A description of a chart of biography : with a catalogue of all the names inserted in it, and the dates annexed to them. By Joseph Priestley by Joseph Priestley( )

72 editions published between 1765 and 1800 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of A new chart of history : containing a view of the principal revolutions of empire that have taken place in the world. By Joseph Priestley by Joseph Priestley( )

75 editions published between 1770 and 1797 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A course of lectures on oratory and criticism by Joseph Priestley( Book )

68 editions published between 1777 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While a tutor at Warrington Academy, the polymath Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) established himself as a leading grammarian and educational theorist, producing the influential Rudiments of English Grammar (1761) and A Course of Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), both of which are reissued in this series. In 1762 he also delivered these lectures on rhetorical theory, arguing that the purpose of rhetoric is moral formation. Priestley was deeply influenced by associationism, a theory of mind developed by John Locke and David Hartley. This claims that all complex ideas develop from simple ones, which arise purely from sensory impressions. The orator's role, then, is to form the right associations between impressions and ideas in a listener's mind. Informed by this theory, these thirty-five lectures re-evaluate the classical rhetorical components of topic, method and style. First published in 1777, the work is reissued here in its 1781 Dublin printing."--Back cover
Letters to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke : occasioned by his Reflections on the revolution in France, &c. by Joseph Priestley( )

61 editions published between 1791 and 1891 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on history and general policy : to which is prefixed, An essay on a course of liberal education for civil and active life by Joseph Priestley( Book )

55 editions published between 1783 and 2018 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considerations on the doctrine of phlogiston, and the decomposition of water by Joseph Priestley( Book )

61 editions published between 1796 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthält: Considerations on the doctrine of phlogiston ... / Joseph Priestley. Two lectures on combustion ... / John Maclean
An essay on the first principles of government, and on the nature of political, civil, and religious liberty : including remarks on Dr. Brown's code of education, and on Dr. Balguy's sermon on church authority by Joseph Priestley( )

55 editions published between 1768 and 2019 in English and French and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1768 publication, Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) expounds his political philosophy, revealed in part through his earlier writings on education and theology. While teaching at the dissenting academy at Warrington, he had argued against a scheme of national education in his Essay on a Course of Liberal Education (1765), included and expanded on in his Miscellaneous Observations Relating to Education (1778), which has been reissued in this series. Here, he explains that freedoms of education and religion promote free discourse, which is essential for social progress. Such discourse is only possible when government protects both civil liberty, power over one's own actions, and political liberty, the right to vote and hold office. Although harshly criticised at first for its perceived attack on church and government authority, Priestley's work inspired later liberal political theorists, notably enthusing Jeremy Bentham with its incorporation of a principle of utility
The history and present state of electricity : with original experiments, by Joseph Priestley by Joseph Priestley( )

53 editions published between 1767 and 1794 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and present state of electricity, with original experiments by Joseph Priestley( Book )

79 editions published between 1755 and 2013 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this work first appeared in 1767, electricity was seen as such a minor aspect of natural philosophy that its investigation was not considered a priority for contemporary scientists. The polymath Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) was one of the few who devoted serious effort to advancing the field. Here he charts the history of electrical study from experiments with amber in ancient Greece to the most recent discoveries. The book comprises explanations of the principal theories of electricity - both historical and contemporary - in addition to a selection of well-known experiments carried out by previous researchers. Priestley also details his own experiments, covering such topics as the colour of electric light, the effects of temperature, and even the musical tone of electrical discharges. One of his most successful works, testifying to the clarity of his explanations, the book remains an important text in the history of science
A general history of the Christian church, from the fall of the western empire to the present time by Joseph Priestley( Book )

48 editions published between 1790 and 2017 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heads of lectures on a course of experimental philosophy, particularly including chemistry by Joseph Priestley( )

53 editions published between 1794 and 2011 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present state of Europe compared with antient prophecies : a sermon, preached at the Gravel Pit meeting in Hackney, February 28, 1794 : being the day appointed for a general fast by Joseph Priestley( )

50 editions published between 1794 and 2017 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Priestley, selections from his writings by Joseph Priestley( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the corruptions of Christianity by Joseph Priestley( Book )

61 editions published between 1782 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considerations for the use of young men, and the parents of young men by Joseph Priestley( )

37 editions published between 1776 and 2018 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from Doctor Priestley's catechism by Joseph Priestley( )

33 editions published between 1785 and 1796 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctrine of phlogiston established : and that of the composition of water refuted by Joseph Priestley( )

49 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A continuation of the Letters to the philosophers and politicians of France, on the subject of religion ; and of the Letters to a philosophical unbeliever : in answer to Mr. Paine's Age of reason. by Joseph Priestley( )

39 editions published between 1794 and 1977 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Science and education : essaysThe enlightened Joseph Priestley : a study of his life and work from 1773 to 1804Joseph Priestley and English Unitarianism in AmericaJoseph Priestley, scientist, philosopher, and theologianThe enlightenment of Joseph Priestley : a study of his life and work from 1733 to 1773Oxygen : a play in two actsJoseph Priestley, scientist, theologian, and metaphysician : a symposium celebrating the two hundredth anniversary of the discovery of oxygen by Joseph Priestley in 1774
Alternative Names
Cozef Pristli

Džozef Pristli

Džozefs Prīstlijs

Iosephus Priestley

joseph preistley

Joseph Priestley angielski duchowny, teoretyk polityki, chemik, filozof i pedagog

Joseph Priestley angol lelkész, liberális politikai filozófus, fizikus és kémikus

Joseph Priestley Brits filosoof (1733-1804)

Joseph Priestley chimico e filosofo inglese

Joseph Priestley chimiste, théologien et philosophe anglais

Joseph Priestley engelsk kemist

Joseph Priestley englisch-US-amerikanischer Theologe, Philosoph, Chemiker und Physiker

Joseph Priestley English theologian, chemist, educator, and political theorist (1733-1804)

Joseph Priestley franséische Politiker

Joseph Priestley franzööschen Politiker

Joseph Priestley İngiliz bilim adamı, filozof ve papaz

Joseph Priestley polític francès

Joseph Priestley político francês

Joseph Priestley teolog, chimist și filosof englez

Joseph Priestley Theologe, Philosoph, Chemiker und Physiker

Joseph Priestley vācu politiķis

Priestleij, J. 1733-1804

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Priestley, J. 1733-1804

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Priestley Joseph

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Priestly Joseph 1733-1804

Pristli, Dzhozef 1733-1804

Pristlis Džozefas

Τζόζεφ Πρίστλυ Άγγλος θεολόγος, χημικός και πολιτικός επιστήμονας

Джозеф Пристли

Джозеф Пристли британский священник-диссентер, естествоиспытатель, философ, общественный деятель

Джозеф Прыстлі

Джозеф Прістлі

Джоузеф Пристли

Джоузеф Пристли английски богослов, химик и философ

Пристли, Джозеф

Џозеф Пристли

Җозеф Пристли

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ג'וזף פריסטלי

פריסטלי, ג'וזף 1733-1804

جوزف پریستلی

جوزف پریستلی شیمیدان و فیلسوف انگلیسی

جوزيف بريستلي

جوزيف بريستلي، 1733-1804

جوزيف بريستلي عالم إنجليزي لاهوتي وفيلسوف

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